Research has shown that kids who do not read regularly over the summer can lose up to 3 months of progress. Think about that cumulative reading loss over the course of elementary school! We think it is very important that children maintain strong reading habits throughout the summer.
The Glenview Public Library & Northbrook Public Library have terrific summer reading programs designed for kids, teens, and adults. You may consider signing up the whole family and making it a weekly event to visit and log your reading. Often times, the library provides rewards or incentives. There will also be hands-on activities and projects. Registration begins June 10.
Here is a link to TumbleBooks (ebooks and audio books) through the Glenview Public Library. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading. There are many iPad-compatible TumbleBooks now available. Students will need a public library card to use this service.
The Willowbrook Library has purchased a subscription to Axis 360. You can read ebooks and listen to audio books. In order to use the service, student should download the app or visit this website. You will also need your Willowbrook student email username and password. Here are directions explaining how to register.