• Summer Reading Challenge


    School District U-46 is excited to partner with our local libraries again in 2024 for the Summer Reading Challenge! Each year in U-46 we see the positive impact this program has on our students. This year, all four local libraries will be offering the reading logs completely online.

    Summer Reading Challenge Logo Summer reading can help students maintain or improve academic performance and avoid the dreaded “summer slide,” which refers to students losing up to two months of learning during the summer months. National research has demonstrated that students who participate in summer reading programs score higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year. 

    Librarians across the District’s 11 communities have shared the various summer reading themes with District staff and schools to pass along to students and families. Messages will be shared on the District's social media this summer, as well, to encourage parents to keep their children reading and logging their time.

    Make sure to visit your local library's website to sign up and for information about the reading challenge, and how to earn unique fun prizes. 

    Each local public library offers a variation of the Summer Reading Challenge. Below is a chart with each library, its program name, and the challenge timeline. Visit your library's website for details. If you're unsure which library serves your school, please scroll to the bottom of the page for the list. 

  • Reading is out of this world

    Bartlett Public Library 

    800 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett 

    Theme: Reading Is Out of This World 

    Summer Reading Challenge Dates: Saturday, June 1 - Wednesday, July 31

    Click here to start discovering Bartlett Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge. 




    Carol Stream Summer Reading Challenge 2024 Carol Stream Public Library

    616 Hiawatha Drive, Carol Stream

    Theme: Summer Reading Olympics 

    Summer Reading Challenge Dates: Tuesday, May 28 - Sunday, Aug. 11 

    More informaton about Carol Stream's Summer Reading Challenge can be found here.


    Summer Reading Challenge 2024

    Gail Borden Public Library

    Main Branch - 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin

    Rakow Branch - 2751 W. Bowes Road, Elgin

    South Elgin Branch - 127 S. McLean Blvd., South Elgin

    Theme: I Think I Can, I Know I Can - 150 Years of Reading 

    Summer Reading Challenge Dates: Wednesday, May 15 - Wednesday, July 31

    Click here to view Gail Borden Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge details, including downloadable reading logs, guidelines, and prize details. 


    Poplar Creek Summer Reading Challenge 2024Poplar Creek Public Library

    Main Library - 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood

    Sonya Crawshaw Branch - 4300 Audrey Lane, Hanover Park 

    Theme: Buzz About Books 

    Summer Reading Challenge Dates: Monday, June 3 - Friday, Aug. 2

    Click here to start your Summer Reading Challenge at Poplar Creek Public Library. 



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