The Reading Games registration opens Sept. 22

Reading Games book lists are now available online!

The seventh annual Reading Games registration will open Sunday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. and close Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 9 p.m. at The Reading Games is a free and fun district-wide reading competition for District 58 students in grades 3-8. It will take place Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at O’Neill Middle School.

The program aims to introduce new genres of books to students and to encourage students to enjoy reading. Students form teams of 5-8 students and collaborate to read 12 books from one of two book lists.

List 1 is geared for readers in third – fifth grade.

List 2 is geared for readers in fifth – eighth grade.

Reading Games teams may select either list to read, regardless of their grade level. In addition, the teams can comprise students from different District 58 schools or grade levels. If a student does not have a team, he or she can register as an individual from Oct. 1-22 on The Reading Games website, and the event coordinators will assist those students with forming a team.

Books are available at District 58 school libraries and at the Downers Grove Public Library. During the event, the teams compete to answer questions about the books.

Like prior years, The Reading Games hopes to accommodate every team that wants to participate and registers during the registration period. Given the space constraints, List One teams will compete in the morning, and List Two will compete in the afternoon. Parents and team leaders are asked to follow strict deadlines so that organizers can accommodate teams. Thank you for your flexibility and patience.

Each team will need an adult team leader to register the team for the event, act as a point person for all communications and help their team prepare for The Games competition day.

More information can be found at