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Join a Teen Book Mail Order Club

Nothing is more exciting than a surprise in the mail! Excite a teen with a book delivered each month. We’ve got something for every ‘tween’ reader, from true stories and graphic novels to classics and new releases. You can also select your own personal favorite titles - or the latest book in your child’s favorite series - with our Build-Your-Own Collection. A unique gift perfect for the 8 to the 12-year-old reader in your life.

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Student Created Video: Why Should I Read Over the Summer?

Have you ever heard of the summer slide?  Are you being diligent about encouraging your child to read over the summer?  Please watch this video (created by Mr. Bauhs’s and Ms. Tolzien’s classes ‘18-19) about the importance of summer reading and how much of an impact it has on our students’ success.

Two Wonderful Tech Tools That make Summer Reading Fun!

News-o-matic
This interactive current events app features five high-interest news stories from around the world every day. Colorful photographs, interactive maps, video snippets, and a “read-to-me” option add to the fun! The news stories are child appropriate and best suited for children between the ages of 7-12. They are from serious to just plain wacky! Kids will look forward to reading their news everyday!

Epic!
Epic is an all you can read ebook library that kids can use to read from any device! It offers a huge array of titles as well as a variety of options for keeping track of reading stats, like time spent... More

What Should I Do With the Little Books My Child Brings Home K-2

Are you looking for some fun ways to help your child develop their reading skills using simple leveled books?

Before reading the book- The Picture Walk:
Going on a simple picture walk with your child, before reading the book can stimulate their natural curiosity and spark an interest in the story.  By taking a picture walk with your child you are activating their prior knowledge of the book’s topic, discussing new vocabulary words that may be difficult for them to read and basic story structure.  Taking a picture walk is as simple as flipping through the book, page by page, without reading any of the words. ... More

Join the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge

Sign your child up to participate in the Scholastic Reading Summer Challenge. Click the link to get more information and sign up. https://www.scholastic.com/summer/about-help/

The Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge is a free program designed to be both educational and fun to help prevent the effects of the summer slide—the learning losses that can occur during the summer months.

Over the course of 18 weeks, kids can enter their summer reading minutes online, unlocking digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges; and access book excerpts, videos, and other summer-exclusive content.

Finding Leveled Books at the Glencoe Public Library Grades K-2

Did you know that the Glencoe Public Library has EARLY READERS color coded to help your child find books at their independent reading level?
GREEN DOTS- Are for beginning readers that need help with reading. Level Range- A-C
RED DOTS- Are for independent readers that still need some support. Level Range- D-F
BLUE DOTS- Are for independent readers that can read silently on their own. Level Range- G-I
YELLOW DOTS- Are for students reading early chapter books. Level Range- J- M
**Watch this short video on how to help your child use the 5 Finger Rule for selecting books at his/her independent reading level.