We've re-imagined the typical Summer Reading Program this year. The new We Read program is a celebration of reading that everyone is invited to participate in - no matter what kind of reading you’re doing! There is no registration to participate, no right or wrong way to read, no pressures or expectations. Instead, we invite you to do whatever reading brings you joy. To be a part of We Read, find something to read that you love, share it with a friend or share it on social media and join in the conversation about your favorite ways to read. It’s that easy.
In light of community input, an increased focus on removing barriers to the typical visit- and incentive-based programs, and in light of an uncertain reopening date for library buildings and in-person services. “We want to shift the focus from adding more tasks to your summer schedule to instead acknowledging the benefits of the reading that you’re already doing,” said Tammy Ocampo, Youth Services Manager at Madison Public Library. “And perhaps inspire you to try something a little bit different (like reading in a blanket fort or listening to a kids’ podcast together).”
You can share pictures and videos of the ways you read online using the hashtag #WeReadMadison and tagging @madisonpubliclibrary on Instagram. A new theme expressing different ways to read will be shared every two weeks. Visit the We Read webpage for more ways to participate and to learn more about the We Read program.