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Help your child join the Super Reader Squad!
It's fun, free, and easy.
Read, Create, Discover!

May 21 - August 31, 2020

For ages 12 & younger

Mix and match any combination of fun summer learning activities and reading. Keep track of your progress on paper or online!

Questions? Email for assistance!

Tips and Tricks for Fun Summer Learning:

  • Read! Read together, read alone, read aloud.
  • Lots of things "count" as reading. Click here for Fun Ways to Read English | Spanish
  • Let your child choose what they want to read.
  • Ask questions and talk about what you read, create, and discover this summer.
  • You're never too young to be a Super Reader. Babies toddlers, and preschoolers can participate, too. Singing, rhyming, looking at pictures, playing with books, listening to a all "counts" and helps young children get ready to read.
  • Grown-ups have fun reading in summer, too! Consider signing up for MPL's adult summer reading program Book by Book.


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.
  • Libraries have lots of free digital resources available to help students read, create, & discover.
  • Library staff is dedicated to motivating children to read, even from a distance! Check out our virtual summer events so we can stay connected.

Resources you can download or print:


Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors:

Brewers Community Foundation
Luedke-Smith Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Bader Philanthropies
Stella H. Jones Foundation
Thomas O'Connell
Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
We Energies Foundation
Anon Charitable Trust
A.O. Smith Foundation
Gustav and Gladys Kindt Foundation
Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation, Inc. 

Upcoming Summer Childrens' Programs

No events this week. Please take a look at our full calendar for a complete schedule of summer reading events!