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How to help your child become a Super Reader


 
Beginning May 14, 2018 visit any Milwaukee Public Library to sign-up and receive a folder to track the minutes you read or have someone read to you.
  • Children receive a yard sign or window cling to let the city know they are part of the Super Reader Squad and are reading to dodge the dreaded Mind Munchers!
  • 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!
  • Additional tips for summer reading with your children can be found at PBS Parents.

 

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

May 31, 2018
10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Bay View

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and fingerplays all…

June 1, 2018
10:30 AM
Secret Garden Sensory Play Story Time at Tippecanoe

Explore sensory play outdoors in the Secret Garden at the…

10:30 AM
Juega y aprende at Mitchell Street

El consultorio médico: ¡Es hora de visitar al médico! Juega…

June 2, 2018
1:00 PM
Paws to Read at Tippecanoe

Read out loud to a cuddly canine! The Alliance of…

2:00 PM
Book by Book: Adult Summer Reading Kickoff & Book Buffet at Atkinson

Why let kids have all the fun? Milwaukee Public Library…

2:00 PM
Saturday Afternoons at Central for 'Tweens at Central

Nintendo Switch Gaming: It's time to 'switch' it up! Play a…

June 4, 2018
4:00 PM
Art Workshops Presented by Artists Working in Education, Inc. (A.W.E.) at Atkinson

A drop-in program designed for children in grades K5-5th grade,…

June 5, 2018
4:00 PM
What's the Scoop? at Villard Square

Celebrate the start of summer and enjoy an ice cream…

4:00 PM
Book by Book: Adult Summer Reading Kickoff & Book Buffet at Villard Square

Why let kids have all the fun? Milwaukee Public Library…

4:00 PM
Book by Book: Adult Summer Reading Kickoff & Book Buffet at Center Street

Why let kids have all the fun? Milwaukee Public Library…

5:00 PM
Book by Book: Adult Summer Reading Kickoff & Book Buffet at East

Why let kids have all the fun? Milwaukee Public Library…

June 7, 2018
10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Bay View

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and fingerplays all…

3:30 PM
Book by Book: Adult Summer Reading Kickoff & Book Buffet at Martin Luther King

Why let kids have all the fun? Milwaukee Public Library…

June 9, 2018
10:30 AM
Sing-a-long Story Time at Bay View

Hear stories and sing songs at this Saturday morning story…

2:00 PM
Saturday Afternoons at Central for 'Tweens at Central

All Things Space: Join the Milwaukee Public Museum as we investigate…

June 11, 2018
5:00 PM
Book by Book: Adult Summer Reading Kickoff & Book Buffet at Bay View

Why let kids have all the fun? Milwaukee Public Library…

June 12, 2018
4:00 PM
Fun With Bubbles at Capitol

At this bubbly story time we will read fun bubble…

June 13, 2018
2:00 PM
The Incredible Summer Reading Kick Off at Tippecanoe

Join the Super Reader Squad! Test your strength, skill and…

5:30 PM
Book by Book: Adult Summer Reading Kickoff & Book Buffet at Tippecanoe

Why let kids have all the fun? Milwaukee Public Library…

6:00 PM
Happy Birthday, Pigeon! at Zablocki

Celebrate 15 years of that silly Pigeon with a birthday…

June 14, 2018
10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Bay View

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and fingerplays all…

June 18, 2018
2:00 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at Atkinson

Miss Kim encourages you to interact with live animals from small…

2:00 PM
Tom Burgermeister Magic at Zablocki

Watch as Magician Tom Burgermeister masters the mysteries of magic sometimes…

4:00 PM
Build with LEGO Bricks at Bay View

Get the creativity flowing using LEGO bricks. Join others and…

5:00 PM
Drive-in Movie: Cars 3 at Atkinson

Turn an ordinary cardboard box into an awesome car! Design…

6:00 PM
Fun With Bubbles at East

At this bubbly story time we will read fun bubble…

June 19, 2018
2:00 PM
Slime Science at Mitchell Street

Measure, mix, and experiment! Bring out your inner mad scientist…

2:00 PM
Korean Drumming at East

Students will use their hands and special sticks to learn about…

2:00 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at Bay View

Miss Kim encourages you to interact with live animals from small…

2:00 PM
The Princess of Magic at Washington Park

This magicienne is not your ordinary princess! Marvel and laugh during…




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Brewers Community Foundation
Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
Stella H. Jones Foundation
We Energies Foundation
Bader Philanthropies
Anon Charitable Trust
Gustav and Gladys Kindt Foundation
Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation