Milwaukee Public Library sets goal to enroll 25,000 youth in reading program

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(WITI) -- On Monday, May 18th the Milwaukee Public Library kicks-off the annual Super Reader Summer Reading Program.  In 2015, the library plans to exceed last year’s enrollment numbers with a goal of enrolling 25,000 children and teens ages 0-18.

The Super Reader Summer Reading Program encourages children to read or be read to every day during the summer and track reading progress in a reading folder to earn reading incentives such as free food and free admission to many area attractions.

New this year, all Milwaukee school children will receive their tracking folder at school and can start reading right away.  They just need to bring the folder to a Milwaukee Public Library to complete their sign-up and collect prizes.

Teens age 13-18 can sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program “Put Your Face in a Book.” This program challenges teens to read up to ten books over the summer and complete a reading passport to earn rewards and a chance to win a Kindle Fire. Teens can sign-up online here: www.mpl.org/SummerReading.