School District U-46 is excited to partner with our local libraries again in 2023 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 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.
Summer Reading Challenge 2023
800 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett
Theme: Dive Into the Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading Challenge Dates: Thursday, June 1 - Monday, July 31
Click here to start discovering Bartlett Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge.
616 Hiawatha Drive, Carol Stream
Theme: Camp Hiawatha Find Your Voice
Summer Reading Challenge Dates: Thursday, June 1 - Sunday, August 13
Carol Stream's Summer Reading Challenge instructions and log can be downloaded here.
270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin
Theme: Reading is RAD! ¡Leer es CHIDO!
Summer Reading Challenge Dates: Monday, May 15 - Friday, August 4
Click here to view Gail Borden Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge details, including downloadable reading logs, guidelines, and prize details.
1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood
Theme: Reading Road Trip
Summer Reading Challenge Dates: Monday, May 15 - Friday, July 28
Click here to start your Summer Reading Challenge at Poplar Creek Public Library.