Summer Reading Program

Welcome to the 2015 Summer Reading Program! 

Experts agree that children who read during the summer months keep their reading skills sharp and are better prepared for the challenges of the next grade level. With this in mind, Cook County School District 130 has partnered with Scholastic to provide every student with a summer reading pack and activity sheets. Parents are encouraged to use these packs to help children build their comprehension, vocabulary and critical thinking skills.

In addition to the books and activity sheets, be sure to check out the Scholastic Summer Challenge website at for free summer reading resources, including games, message boards, book logs, a book trivia Web cast, and information about reading for the world record.


Summer Book Exchange

All District 130 schools will hold a Summer Book Exchange where students can chat about their summer reading, show off their activity logs and pick up a brand new book to bring home. Dates and times for each school are listed below.

George Washington School: Thursday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Breakfast with Books.)

Kerr Middle School: Wednesday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lincoln School: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nathan Hale Primary/Intermediate Schools: Monday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nathan Hale Middle School: Monday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Paul Revere Primary School: Thursday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Paul Revere Intermediate School: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Whittier School: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Notice to Parents Regarding Destiny Library:

District 130 has a new Library Management Software accessible online to parents. Below is a District link to connect you to your student's school. Just click on the banner below. 



Supplemental Reading Lists

Did your kids enjoy their reading packs? Here are some additional titles recommended by our teachers and reading specialists. (Available in English and Spanish.)

Pre-K / Pre-Kinder

Kindergarten / Kinder

1st Grade / 1º Grado

2nd Grade / 2º Grado

3rd Grade 3º Grado

4th Grade / 4º Grado

5th Grade / 5º Grado

6th Grade 6º Grado

7th Grade / 7º Grado

Reading Resources


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