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Open Books is passionate about working with educators, and we’re thrilled to provide opportunities to engage students at all levels.

GradesReading BuddiesCreative Writing WorkshopsReadThenWritePublishing AcademyBook Worm AngelsBook Grants
One-on-one reading with volunteer mentors. Takes place at schools twice-weekly during the school year. Free.Creative nonfiction workshops. Takes place at Open Books West Loop on weekday mornings year-round. $10/student.Reading, writing, and publishing experience. Takes places at schools twice-weekly during the school year for sessions of 8-16 weeks. $50-75/student.Novel-writing and publishing camp. Takes place at Open Books West Loop on weekdays during the summer. $450/student.Books to use for in-classroom lending libraries or to give to students. Books can be picked up in Pilsen or delivered (if schedule permits). Free.Adult-level books to use in nonprofit and social service settings (clinics, shelters, etc.). Books can be picked up in Pilsen or delivered (if schedule permits). Free.
K - 2
Yes! (grade 2)
3 - 5
Yes! (grade 3)
6 - 8
9 - 12
Adults