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How to help your child become a Super Reader


 
Beginning May 16, visit any Milwaukee Public Library to sign-up and receive a folder to track the minutes you read or have someone read to you.
  • Receive a yard sign to let the city know you are a Super Reader and are reading to defeat Dr. Brain Drain!
  • Earn food coupons, free admission to fun places around town, and a free book for your home as you read.
  • Join us each week for special events and classes featuring magicians, live animals, pirates and more!
  • Read about Raina Johnson's experience as a Super Reader Mom on the Metroparent Kitchen Table Blog.

Summer Reading makes a huge difference when children go back to school!

Children can lose up to 3 months in reading skills over the summer. This loss can add up, leaving some children years behind as they get older.
  • Children who read over the summer do better in school.
  • Children as young as infants should be read to by a parent or caregiver.
  • Children learn more when they do more, so our Summer Reading program has hundreds of free in-library events all summer.
  • Libraries have free books and computers for use and comfortable places to relax and read.
  • Library staff is dedicated to motivating children to read.

 

 

Resources you can download or print:

 



Upcoming Summer Childrens' Programs

June 25, 2016
10:00 AM
Super Reader Family Fun at East

Join in Super Reader fun at the Summer Soulstice Festival!…

June 27, 2016
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Juggler Steve Girman at Washington Park

Steve Girman mixes juggling, music and storytelling into a captivating…

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Juggler Steve Girman at Washington Park

Steve Girman mixes juggling, music and storytelling into a captivating…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: R.E.T.C. - Reptile Education Through Contact at Villard Square

Experience the beauty and wonder of the reptile world.  See/feel…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fox and Branch at Atkinson

Kick up your heels to the fiddlin' good music of…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Duke Otherwise at Zablocki

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a…

June 28, 2016
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Mind, Body and Soul at Martin Luther King

So you think you can dance?  Mind, Body & Soul…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Spin, Pop, Boom! with Mad Science at Bay View

Defy gravity!  Hear the exotic sounds of the didgeridoo.  Take…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at East

Play bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

June 29, 2016
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Capitol

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Capitol

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Juggler Steve Girman at Center Street

Steve Girman mixes juggling, music and storytelling into a captivating…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Spin, Pop, Boom! with Mad Science at Forest Home

Defy gravity!  Hear the exotic sounds of the didgeridoo.  Take…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Duke Otherwise at Tippecanoe

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a…

June 30, 2016
1:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Mill Road

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Juggler Steve Girman at Central

Steve Girman mixes juggling, music and storytelling into a captivating…

2:15 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Mill Road

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

July 5, 2016
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Martin Luther King

Play bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Pirates Away with Kidsplay at Bay View

Explore the world of two of the most unknown pirates…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Juggler Steve Girman at East

Steve Girman mixes juggling, music and storytelling into a captivating…

July 6, 2016
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Capitol

Play bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Capitol

Play bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Marvels of Motion at Center Street

Explore Isaac Newton's laws of motion in this engaging physics…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Cafe Goofe with Kidsplay at Forest Home

This hilarious, interactive cooking show features master chefs Gueseppi Boloney…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Juggler Steve Girman at Tippecanoe

Steve Girman mixes juggling, music and storytelling into a captivating…

July 7, 2016
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Duke Otherwise at Central

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Pirates Away with Kidsplay at Mill Road

Explore the world of two of the most unknown pirates…

July 11, 2016
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Washington Park

Play bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Washington Park

Play bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Buggy Olympics with Wehr Nature Center Outreach at Villard Square

This program combines putting on a show, competition and bugs! …




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Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
We Energies Foundation
Bader Philanthropies
Stella H. Jones Foundation
Anon Charitable Trust
Herbert D. Hentzen
Gustav and Gladys Kindt Foundation