Summer Library Program


2021 Summer Library Program

Summer is here, so let’s get reading! Join the Summer Library Program at your public library to fill your summer with fun. Kids, teens, and adults can spend the summer reading, attending virtual library programs, and earning badges and prizes.

Read to Win, Win to Read!

Kids, teens, and adults can earn badges as they read with Beanstack, a new online reading app from your local library. Find out more about how to download and use Beanstack on our FAQ page.

This project was brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant LS-00-19-0050-19.

A Summer Of Performers

The Bridges Library System has arranged for professional performers to offer programs for member libraries from June-August. Some performances will be virtual, while others will be in-person at the library. Find links to all library event calendars here.

Please note that many libraries now offer summer library programs for teens and adults. Be sure to check in with your local library about their summer library program offerings.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Libraries offer summer library program incentives to help motivate kids and teens to read more over the summer. Bridges Library System coordinates, prints and distributes many of the incentives used by the public libraries in the library system. A big thanks goes out to our area sponsors for the 2021 summer library program! We are grateful for their generosity.

Our Prize Sponsors:

  • The Big Backyard
  • Chick-fil-A – East Madison
  • Cousins Subs
  • Dodge County Parks & Trails in partnership with the Friends of Dodge County Parks, Inc.
  • Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium at Retzer Nature Center
  • J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy
  • Kids in Motion
  • Little Amerricka Amusement Park
  • Marcus Theaters
  • Milton House Museum
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Moor Downs Footgolf
  • Petit National Ice Arena
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
  • Schuster’s Playtime Farm
  • Springs Waterpark
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Waukesha County Fair
  • Waukesha County Ice Arena
  • Wisconsin Historical Society (includes Old World Wisconsin and Circus World Museum)
  • Wisconsin Philharmonic
  • Wisconsin State Fair

Updated: 6/9/21