High School Book Club 


The High School Book Club provides outstanding extracurricular reading opportunities for 7th-12th graders. The American Library Association has recognized the book club as an exemplary after-school program for young adults in the United States. Students in the MDBC program read selected books and gather for book discussions and activities after school with a librarian or teacher facilitator.


  • Provide avenues for students to experience pleasure in reading, self-expression and personal growth

Program benefits 

  • Expose students to excellent books and authors
  • 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

High School Book Club
125 South Clark Street
12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-3540
Fax: (773) 553-2148