In addition to lists you can pick up from your public library, several organizations offer great ideas for what you can read to keep busy over the summer. Notice the tabs above: Rebecca Caudill, Illinois Reads and Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Investigate each page for great ideas of what to read next!
Family Extension Activities
Did you enjoy your book? Get your family involved! Visit a museum or a stable, learn archery, bake cupcakes and much more. Take a look at the family extension activities for some new ideas for summer fun. Simply click on the book program tabs at the top of this page and look for the Family Extension Activities box that appears in the upper right hand corner of each of those pages.
Record Your Travels!
Bring a picture of yourself reading on vacation, at an activity/event, or just in your favorite place, to school this fall.
Books you read from the Rebecca Caudill List this summer will count towards voting in February.
Public Library Links
Here are links to all the public libraries patronized by D203 students. Click on the links below to find out more about your public library's summer reading program. You'll also be able to check which books are in and/or put them on hold right from the online catalog. Just have your library card ready!
Welcome to Summer Reading 2013!
Need ideas for what to read over the summer? Want to start off next school year on the right foot with your teachers and librarians? Looking for some fun family activities to add variety to your vacation routine? Then you've come to the right place!
Visiting new places doesn’t always require flying on a plane or driving in a car. Reading a good book is often the best means of travel. This summer challenge yourself to read as many books as possible, and don’t forget to bring your family along. Follow the steps below to get started!
- Click on the tabs at the top of the screen to view the Rebecca Caudill, Illinois Reads, and the ALSC suggested titles.
- Book covers and summaries are provided so you can easily find a good read.
- Get the whole family involved by doing one or more of the suggested family activities for the books you’ve read. These can be found in the Family Extension Activities box in the upper right-hand corner of each of the program pages.
Chronicle your summer travels by taking a picture of yourself reading a book in a far away destination or a favorite local spot. When school starts drop off the picture in the LRC and help build a bulletin board to chronicle your travels. Listen for information about sharing your reading experiences when school opens in August.
Read a good book? Review it in Alex!
Everyone likes to tell people about their travels, and the travels you take with books are no exception! Share what you think about the books you read this summer by writing a review in Alexandria, your school library's circulation system. All you have to do is go to your schoo'ls online catalog, log in with your barcode number as your login and last name as password, and look up the title you read. Click "Add Review" under the stars that appear under the book cover picture, and you're good to go! You'll be leaving your mark on your library's collection and helping your classmates find good books to read. Plus, your librarian and future LA teacher will know you're a serious reader. It's a win-win for everyone.
Have Book, Will Travel: JJHS Staff
Social Science teacher Mr. Heffernan takes a reading break during his trip to Disney World.
Have Book, Will Travel: LJHS Staff
7th Grade Eagles teachers take a reading break with Lincoln Mascot, Lance.
Have Book, Will Travel: WJHS Staff
Social Studies, Science, Language Arts - ALL Wildcats have fun reading!
Have Book, Will Travel: KJHS Staff
Kennedy Science teacher, Mrs. Hollander, takes time to enjoy a good book!