Summer Reads

    • District 300 strives to build a community of readers both in and outside of the classroom. This summer, we will bring stories alive.

      We look forward to students and families joining us on Wednesday nights throughout the summer to listen to a story being read aloud by some of your favorite principals and teachers. The 5 p.m. readings will include picture books and the 6 p.m. readings will include young adult chapter books. All readings are appropriate for District 300 readers.


      How can we listen?

      All read-alouds will be live on the D300 Reads YouTube Channel.

      You can access the live read-aloud videos by clicking here and on the District 300 Facebook page clicking here.


      What is the reading schedule?


      • Wednesday, June 9th
      • Wednesday, June 16th
      • Wednesday, June 23rd
      • Wednesday, June 30th
      • Wednesday, July 7th
      • Wednesday, July 14th
      • Wednesday, July 21st
      • Wednesday, July 28th



      • 5 p.m. for younger readers (elementary students)
      • 6 p.m. for older readers (upper elementary, middle school, and high school students)


      How can we participate in summer reads?

      1. Listen to read aloud of the week
      2. Share your thinking and what you are reading using the weekly google form below (available the day of the reading).


      Who can participate?

      Anyone can listen!

      Students who are currently enrolled in a District 300 school can submit a google form with an opportunity to win raffle prizes and to hear their thinking being shared during the live read-alouds.


      School's Out for the Summer



      Reader, Book, and Form


      June 9 at 5 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Andrea Mear

      Book: Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast


      June 9 at 6 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Barb Valle

      Book: All Are Welcome


      June 16 at 5 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Megan Kaiser

      Book: I Am Enough 


      June 16 at 6 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Carrie Curry

      Book: A chapter of Long Way From Chicago


      June 23 at 5 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Carmen Ortiz 

      Book: Pato Va En Bici


      June 23 at 6 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Cathy Griffith

      Book: Angelo


      June 30 at 5 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Nicole Wall

      Book: The Most Magnificent Thing 


      June 30 at 6 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Victoria Ericksen

      Book: Standing On Her Shoulders


      July 7 at 5 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Kari Klein

      Book: TBD


      July 7 at 6 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Megan White

      Book: TBD


      July 14 at 5 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Jennifer Troy

      Book: The Bear and the Piano or 
      Dragons Love Tacos


      July 14 at 6 p.m.

      Guest Reader: John Blomquist

      Book: TBD


      July 21 at 5 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Erica Kile

      Book: TBD


      July 21 at 6 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Lindsey Thomas

      Book: TBD


      July 28 at 5 p.m.

      Guest Reader: Jackie Johnson

      Book: Dream A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom, & Wishes




      If you have any questions, please reach out to Jackie Johnson at or 847-551-8387.