Summer Reading: EPL and District 65 Reading Programs

  • Summer Reading Reading Can Take You Anywhere!

    Did you know that…

    • The amount of time students spent in independent reading outside of school was the best predictor of reading achievement. Anderson, Wilson, and Fielding (1988)

    • Keep in mind that children spend 900 hours a year in school versus 7,800 hours outside school (Trelease, 2013). Ideally, students are reading both in school and out.

    • The more you read, the better you read. The better you read, the more you comprehend. The more you comprehend, the higher the achievement. This volume of reading helps students build important world knowledge and acquire additional vocabulary, both of which are critical for reading comprehension.

    This summer we want all of our students to enjoy summer reading with support of our D65 librarians and Evanston Public Library.  District 65 is promoting Summer Reading (Vol. 2 Digital Version) for all of our students.  D65 Librarians and EPL  will share great books to read; invite students to participate in programming; and celebrate their reading.  Books are being made available digitally by Evanston Public Library.  

    Step 1 is to sign up for The Evanston Public Library summer reading program - Dig Deeper at their summer reading website starting on June 1.

    Step 2 is to track your reading using the READSquared App at Evanston Public Library! Learn about it here

    Step 3 is to join us for any of our reading related activities this summer including videos and Bingo Sheets.  Please view our D65 summer reading launch video and resources below.  And look for more fun coming this summer from the D65 librarians!


    D65 Summer Reading launch and booktalk links:

    Summer Kick Off Video K - 2 English

    Summer Kick Off Video 3 - 5 English

    Summer Kick Off Video K - 2 Spanish

    Summer Kick Off Video 3 - 5 Spanish

    Summer Kick Off Video 6-8

    D65 K-5 Bingo sheets links:

    Summer Reading Bingo Sheet K - 2 English

    Summer Reading Bingo Sheet 3 -5 English

    Summer Reading Bingo Sheet K - 2 Spanish

    Summer Reading Bingo Sheet 3 - 5 Spanish

    Once your student is off and reading we encourage you to put our Summer Reading Sheet in your window to display to show they are an Evanston Reader

    Please check in regularly on the Events at EPL (Events are updated regularly) website for summer reading activities. 

    Please use EPL’s resources including Libby and Overdrive to access ebooks as well as D65 Library Databases which can be found here.

    Temporary Library Cards from Evanston Public Library (EPL)

    Wishing you had a library card? Now you can get a temporary 30-day card remotely. We want everyone in Evanston to be able to make use of our digital services like Kanopy, Hoopla, Overdrive, for streaming movies, ebooks, and e-audiobooks. Just fill out this form: Temporary eCard.