Summer Reading Challenge: June 1 – July 31

Summer is almost here! You’re invited to participate in our 2024 Summer Reading Challenge! This year’s theme is Port Page Turners: Adventure Begins at your Library (La Aventura Comienza en tu Biblioteca). All ages (children, teens, & adults) are welcome to participate! The challenge will go from June 1 – July 31.


Tracking reading for all age levels will be done through the free Beanstack app (or you may use the Beanstack web interface: Begin logging minutes on June 1. You may register at any point throughout the challenge! Please contact us for any assistance with registration or throughout the whole reading challenge. We’re here to help! 262-284-5031,, or stop on by.

Beanstack app logo


There will be fun events throughout the summer for all ages! Including storytimes, magician comedy show, drum circle, live animal visit, dinosaur event, henna art, shipwrecks event, author talk, and more! Check out our events calendar ( for details or stop by for paper flyers.
Kickoff Party! Sat, June 1 @ 9:30am-11am. Stop by the library to register for the reading challenge, stock up on reading materials, enjoy some donuts and beverages, and even enter your name in a prize drawing for a Nintendo Switch!


Participants (of all ages) will work toward earning prizes at different
levels of reading minutes they achieve throughout the summer, with the end goal
being 600 minutes.

Incentive prize levels:

Registration = door hanger

200 minutes = coupon pack

400 minutes = book

600 minutes = Golden Ticket Foam Party! (kids & teens); prize drawing for gift baskets (adults)

Families playing in foam


Head of Youth Services (Kids & Teens), Jamie Mercer – or 262-284-5031

Adult Services Librarian, Alyssa Strzyzewski – or 262-284-5031


Huge thank you to the Friends of the WJ Niederkorn Library for sponsoring our Summer Reading Challenge!

Friends of the W.J. Niederkorn Library logo

Thank you to all of our sponsors:

  • Friends of the W.J. Niederkorn Library
  • Cousins Subs
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Wisconsin State Fair
  • Kwik Trip
  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Wendy’s
  • Milwaukee Admirals

We’re so excited for another great summer of reading! All are welcome to participate in Port Page Turners: Adventure Begins at your Library (La Aventura Comienza en tu Biblioteca).