Elementary Book Club 


The Elementary Book Club provides resources for Chicago schools and communities to organize meaningful and sustained book clubs that, utilizing parent and community volunteers, facilitate book discussions with young people; teaching them the joys and adventures of reading.


  • Improve reading and writing skills
  • Build self-esteem
  • Show students how reading and writing can be fun

Program benefits

  • Integrate reading and writing skills into everyday activities
  • Expose students to a wide variety of books and literature
  • Strengthen reading skills


The Chicago Book Club began in the spring of 1998. For more information on the book club and additional reading and writing resources, please visit the websites below:


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Contact information

Elementary Book Club
1326 West 14th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Phone: (773) 553-6210
Fax: (773) 553-6211