Summer Library Program


2022 Summer Library Program

Summer is here, so let’s get reading! The Summer Library Program will fill your summer with fun for the whole family, from reading challenges to magic shows and animal encounters. 

When Does the Summer Library Program Start?

The Summer Library Program starts on different dates at different libraries, but most begin in early June and go through late July or early August. Follow your library on social media, check their website, or ask next time you’re there. 

Teen reads a book while lying in a tent in the woods
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Reading is Winning!

Every library offers an exciting reading challenge for kids, teens, and adults to encourage everyone to dive into the pages of books all summer long. When you sign up for Summer Library Program, you’ll get information on the reading challenge and everything happening at your library this summer. 

You can even go virtual and earn badges as you read with the free Beanstack reading app! 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 Fun

Meet a snake. Make some magic. Dance to the beat!

Professional performers, from storytellers to magicians to animal ambassadors, are coming to your public library this summer to make learning fun.

Check the event calendar listing for our 24 member libraries!

Also, many libraries offer summer library programs for teens and adults too. Be sure to check in with your local library about their summer library program offerings.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

From Wisconsin State Fair tickets to nature hikes and roller coasters, the Summer Library Program offers exciting prizes for everyone’s summer bucket list. Kids and teens can complete different reading challenges or activities throughout the summer to earn these prizes.

A big Thank You goes to our area sponsors for the 2022 Summer Library Program incentives! We are grateful for their generosity and support of libraries and literacy.

Our Prize Sponsors:

  • Aldo Leopold Nature Center
  • The Big Backyard
  • Cousins Subs
  • Dockhounds (professional baseball team)
  • Dodge County Parks 
  • Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium at Retzer Nature Center
  • Jefferson County Fair
  • JK Lee
  • Kids in Motion
  • Kwik Trip
  • Little Amerricka Amusement Park
  • Marcus Theaters
  • Milton House Museum
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Pettit National Ice Center
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
  • Schuster’s Playtime Farm
  • Springs Waterpark
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Waukesha County Fair
  • Waukesha County Parks: Ice Arenas
  • Wisconsin State Fair

    Updated: 6/9/22