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Book by Book:
Adult Summer Reading

Book by Book: Adult Summer Reading

June 1 - August 30, 2024

Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) is here to help grown-ups celebrate this summer with the best books around. Read or listen to five books, plus participate in MPL Summer outreach activities between June 1 – August 30, 2024, and be entered to win a fantastic prize.

  • To sign up, visit any MPL location for a reading log and the Book By Book Zine. Receive a coupon* for one free used book from the Friends of Milwaukee Public Library (while supplies last). *Redeemable at any MPL location.
  • Keep track of your books on a reading log (English/Spanish reading log) or the Book By Book Zine.
  • Return the completed log to any MPL by Friday, August 30, and enter for a chance to win a prize.
  • One entry per participant. Ages 18 +
  • For more information on additional reading challenges and prize opportunities, visit your Beanstack account.


The Book by Book Adult Summer Reading Program supports the library’s goal of creating a city of readers and lifelong learners by encouraging adults to read based on their interests, visit the library during the summer, and model positive reading habits. Past program participants have shared that the program helped reignite their passion for reading with the added benefit of fun prizes!

A special thank you to our 2024 prize sponsors!