Mayor Daley’s Book Club 

Students attend special conference promoting the value and long-term benefits of reading.

May 25, 2009

Participants in Mayor Daley’s Book Club came together at a special conference on Saturday, May 16, to celebrate the end of another successful school year.


The club is now at its largest membership since the program began, and currently has approximately 3,800 members in about 156 schools. The program now also includes 7th and 8th graders.


More than 1,300 students in grades 7-12 attended Mayor Daley’s Book Club Spring Conference (MDBC) at the DuSable Campus. Students received gift bags of books and mingled with book club members from across the district.


Mayor Daley and CPS Chief Executive Officer Ron Huberman addressed the students. Both encouraged students to continue to read and participate in book discussions. Book club members also heard motivational keynote addresses from several authors.


After the speeches, students attended literacy-based workshops. The more than 30 workshops included sessions on writing, illustration, the publishing process, poetry, and useful online resources.


Battle of the Books champions from Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St, Cuffe Math and Science Technology Academy, 8324 S. Racine Ave. and Corkery Elementary, 2510 S. Kildare Ave., were also recognized.


Learn more about Mayor Daley’s Book Club.