Madison Public Library celebrated another summer of reading! Nearly 5,700 children participated in this year’s Summer Reading Club.

With the help of our Bubbler Making & Learning interns, children who completed the program were invited to end-of-summer reading celebrations. More than 450 children made digital comics adventures at eight Madison Public Library locations and at eight outreach sites on the Dream Bus throughout the month of August. Discover some of these stories at

Kids were especially excited when they realized they could incorporate their own illustrations into their work by taking photos of their drawings to use as backdrops or props. Other makers incorporated photos of illustrations from their favorite picture books in the library so they could be the main characters in their favorite stories.

We couldn’t celebrate summer reading without all the wonderful sponsors. Funding for the 2019 Summer Reading Club was provided in large part by the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation and Madison Public Library Foundation’s Wizards in Wonderland fundraiser, with additional support from Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Overture Center for the Arts and the South Central Library System. In-kind contributions came from Madison Parks, the Madison City Clerk’s Office and Madison Water Utility’s Water Wagon.