Love to Read

  • District 200 Loves to Read! Clipart image of a woman reading to a group of children

    Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic has made it impossible for us to conduct our traditional Love to Read activities. However, we are continuing to celebrate literacy, and a love of reading through various activities in individual buildings.  Here are a few for 2021.

    • Mary Endres Elementary School
      Mary Endres will celebrate National Read Across America Day – celebrated every year on March 2nd, which is also the birthday of American author Dr. Seuss. This is a day dedicated to encouraging children and young people to read, and motivating parents and teachers to help them do so.  Residents from The Fountains in Crystal Lake will join some classrooms via Zoom to read stories to the students.

    • (Details about Read Across America can be found here:

    • Prairiewood Elementary School
      At Prairiewood, the week of March 1 has been designated to celebrate reading with an emphasis on a different genre for each day of the week: 
      • March 1 - Fairy Tale
      • March 2 - Biography
      • March 3 - Mystery
      • March 4 - Science Fiction
      • March 5 - Fantasy

    Tips for Readers

    Whether you’re volunteering to read to a D200 class, or just sharing a good story with a child, grandchild or friend, here are some tips on choosing great reading material for young readers.