Summer Library Program


2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program Theme: Build a Better World

Bridges Library System offers a variety of support for youth services including leadership from a Bridges librarian dedicated to youth services and special needs.  Bridges Library System sponsors a summer library program workshop for youth services staff, summer library program incentives, three professional performances for each library during the summer library program, and more.

This year’s Collaborative Summer Library Program theme is centered around Build a Better World. Many of our member libraries use this theme which makes for a very exciting summer!

Bridges Library System is arranging for three professional performers to offer a program at each member library in the summer of 2017. View the list of performance times and locations.

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 the area sponsors for the 2017 summer library program!  We are grateful for their generosity.

  • Betty Brinn
  • Big Backyard
  • Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium
  • Chipotle
  • Circus World
  • Council for the Performing Arts, Jefferson County
  • Country Springs Hotel & Waterpark
  • Cousins Subs
  • Kids in Motion
  • Little Amerricka
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Milwaukee County Parks
  • Milwaukee Public Museum & Daniel M. Soref Planetarium
  • Milwaukee Zoo
  • Moor Downs Golf Course, Waukesha
  • Old World Wisconsin
  • Pettit Center
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
  • Pizza Hut
  • Schlitz Audubon
  • Schuster’s Playtime Farm
  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Milwaukee/Waukesha
  • Texas Roadhouse, Waukesha
  • Waukesha County Park System (Parks and Ice Arena)
  • Waukesha County Fair
  • Wisconsin State Fair

Sponsor list updated 5/23/17.

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.