What is North Lawndale Reads?

North Lawndale Reads is an ongoing multi-strategy campaign designed to increase the literacy of all residents in North Lawndale.

  • Community Events and Engagement – engaging the community in fun and informational programming and events
  • Placemaking – creating spaces for book access and reading
  • Pro-literacy messaging – saturating the neighborhood with literacy tips

Goals

  • To increase the number of prenatal-to-5 children in North Lawndale who are school-ready when they enter Kindergarten
  • To increase the number of students in North Lawndale who meet or exceed grade-level reading benchmarks
  • To increase community cohesion through literacy experiences

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Upcoming Events

2nd Annual NL Reads Back to School Lit Fest

Free backpacks, books, food, live performances, and community resources on Sunday, August 21!

Little Free Libraries

Literacy Resources

Check out these great literacy resources for Parents, PreK, and Grades 1-12!

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