Summer Library Program


2020 Summer Library Program

The Summer Library Program may look a bit different this year, but kids, teens, and adults can still spend the summer reading, attending virtual library programs, and earning badges and prizes.

Read to Win, Win to Read!

NEW THIS YEAR! Kids, teens, and adults can earn badges as they read with Beanstack, a new online reading log from your local library. Find out more about how to 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. Due to the uncertainty of library reopening dates, some performances will be virtual, while others will be in-person at the library. Performances start June 15 at your local libraries! Check the schedule!


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 2020 summer library program! We are grateful for their generosity.

Prize Sponsors:

  • Aldo Leopold Nature Center
  • The Big Backyard
  • Chick-fil-A – East Madison
  • Cousins Subs
  • Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium
  • J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy
  • Kids in Motion
  • Little Amerricka Amusement Park
  • Milton House Museum
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Moor Downs Footgolf
  • Pettit National Ice Center
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
  • Schuster’s Playtime Farm
  • Springs Water Park
  • Texas Roadhouse

Updated: 6/9/2020

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.