For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our reading programs, which are designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. These popular summer classes are taught by professional instructors from the Institute of Reading Development and have been offered locally through NIU Outreach since 1995.

2016 Summer Reading Programs

For Children and Adults

Programs at Over 20 Locations Throughout Illinois

For detailed program information, please select an age group below:


For more information, or to enroll by phone, please call:

1 (800) 964-8888

7 am- 9 pm Mon- Fri, 7 am- 6 pm Sat, 9 am- 5 pm Sun


For program locations and schedules in your area, select a program level above. The summer reading programs are available in Arlington Heights, Aurora, Barrington, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Downers Grove, Elgin, Elmhurst, Evanston, Gurnee, Hinsdale, Joliet, La Grange, Lake Forest, Lisle, Northfield, Orland Hills, River Forest, Rock Island, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Wheaton, Wilmette, and other locations throughout the area.


Programs are offered by Northern Illinois University's Outreach Services, and taught by the Institute of Reading Development. These programs are not affiliated with NIU College of Education Reading Clinic.