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Sign up for Summer Reading

Visit the Wauwatosa Public Library to pick up your reading logs and set literacy-based goals with the kids
Post Date:06/06/2019 11:11 AM

summer readingOpen to all Milwaukee County library card holders, the Wauwatosa Public Library's summer reading program encourages literacy with attainable and fun goals for all levels of readers. 

"Our children's librarians help students form literacy-based goals, so when they go back to school in fall, they are ready for a successful year," says Children's Librarian Anne Kissinger.

Some examples of what goals students can set while reading include:

  • Make something from a "how-to" book
  • Create a bibliography of your favorite subject
  • Design a music playlist for the main character in your book
  • Design a reading space and take a photo to share with the library
  • Adopt a shelf (pick your favorite shelf and make sure books are in order)
  • Create a poster based on your book to be displayed in the library

"I love seeing the creativity that our students show in what they accomplish while reading," says Kissinger.

Children work independently to reach their own goals and collaboratively to achieve a number of larger goals to earn new fish tank for the library.

Visit the Wauwatosa Public Library to get started. Children may pick up their reading logs, set their goals for the month, and turn their logs in at the end of the month or earlier if they have achieved their goal. The summer program ends August 31.

Library hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm
  • Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm
  • Sunday: not open during summer


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