Tommorrow Snyder
Community Organizer, Lead Program Facilitator

Tommorrow leads Stand’s family engagement and community organizing in Chicago.

Many schools across the state have already ended their school years, and many still are in the home stretch before summer break.

With students and parents (and teachers!) looking ahead to a well-deserved break, I wanted to share some resources to help you and your students continue to make advances over the summer. Just because they won’t be in school doesn’t mean they should put down their books!

  • Sign up for a library card! If you and your child do not have one yet, visit your local library and sign up. It is a quick and easy way to dramatically expand access to books and fun programs.
  • Check-out great books from your library! There are so many noteworthy children’s books to choose from. Here is a comprehensive list from the American Library Association. Take a look, then track these down at your local library to encourage your child’s interests!
  • Track your child’s reading! Visit to log books, minutes, and pages read. This is a fun way to tally up how much your child reads over the summer and also keeps a helpful list of all the books they read, too.

There are plenty of resources out there for students looking to read over the summer. Check these out and do your own digging to find the tools that work best for your family.

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