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A Book Can Take You Anywhere at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s July Neighborhood Night

Northwestern Mutual partners with Museum to offer free admission July 21

By - Jul 11th, 2016 12:19 pm

MILWAUKEE – JULY 11, 2016 – The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, in partnership with Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, will celebrate literacy during its monthly free evening, Neighborhood Night, on July 21.

The Museum will offer free admission for all families from 5 – 8 p.m., with an emphasis on early literacy. Resources for pre-school age children and activities to help prevent the “summer slide” will be provided, including:

  • Free books for children (while supplies last), a suggested summer reading list, and examples of easy, fun reading activities to do at home.
  • A Milwaukee Public Library Super Reader program registration table and stories, songs and finger plays about summer fun, with the opportunity for children to earn their first half hour of reading credit in the program (5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.).
  • A special literacy-themed Be A Maker printmaking workshop.
  • Access to the Museum’s fun, hands-on exhibits, including Word Headquarters – a pretend communications company sponsored by Northwestern Mutual Foundation that highlights literacy as the key to a child’s academic and lifelong success.

Neighborhood Night is held on the third Thursday of every month, features free admission from 5 – 8 p.m., and is presented by Northwestern Mutual Foundation. This year’s Neighborhood Night series includes three special evenings geared toward serving targeted neighborhoods: Amani (May 19), Metcalfe Park (June 16) and Muskego Way (October 20); along with this month’s Literacy Night. The Foundation supports these three areas yearlong through its neighborhoods portfolio.

Additional support for Neighborhood Night comes from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Heart of Canal Street program, US Bank, the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation and media sponsor FOX 6. Be A Maker programs during Neighborhood Night are presented by the Brady Corporation Foundation with additional support provided by Nordstrom. Books are generously donated through Summerfest’s Northwestern Mutual Make a Child Smile Day and Half Price Books.

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