Madison Public Library is offering several new ways for local residents to participate in We Read/Nosotros Leemos — its year-round, all-ages community celebration of reading — this summer.
We Read programs will move outdoors with grab-and-go mini-maker kits created by Bubbler artists, storytimes in Madison parks, activity-packed Serendipity Saturdays at several neighborhood libraries, and more fun at partner locations.
Beginning June 12, stop at your favorite library to pick up official We Read items, including a tote bag to fill with titles from the library’s collection. Adults can ask librarians about book club kits to read with friends, and they can share what they’re reading using the hashtag #WeReadMadison.
The Dream Bus will spread the word about We Read as the library on wheels makes its way to 14 recurring locations each week throughout the summer. It also will be stationed outside Breese Stevens Field during Forward Madison FC soccer games on June 12, July 24, September 11 and October 30. Visitors can sign up for library cards, browse materials outdoors and pick up swag. There will even be limited-edition “We Read in a Flock” stickers available to symbolize the library’s partnership with Forward Madison.
Madison Public Library Foundation, the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, and Dick Goldberg and Lisa Munro provided funds for We Read programming and supplies. Visit madpl.org/weread for a complete schedule of activities.