Reading during remote learning

Just keep reading

Please remember to read for at least 30 minutes a day! For your independent reading time, you're welcome to read a physical book that you have on hand.

If you don't have a physical book on-hand, the resources you find here will help you to access reading materials online, and to choose which books are best for you. For recommendations please email Ms. Greene at cgreene@northbrook28.net, Mrs. Niswonger at sniswonger@northbrook 28.net, or complete this Google Form.

Finding the book for you

tell us what you like

Complete this form to have a customized book recommendation emailed to you along with information on where it's available (Axis, Destiny, Libby).


Discover Books

Watch this video tutorial to see how to use Destiny Discover to find books that you will enjoy reading based on books you've enjoyed in the past.


NBJH Book Awards

If you're reading the NBJH Book Award list, take a look at this resource to find out where you can find digital copies of the books. Fill out the form to let us know when you finish each book.


2021 Caudill List

Check out these award nominated titles recommended for middle grade readers! Look for the digital versions using the resources below.


2021 Lincoln List

8th graders, check out these award nominated titles recommended for teen readers! Look for the digital versions using the resources below.

Accessing the book for you

  • Login with your student Google account

Axis 360

Students can access new and popular ebooks and audiobooks through this platform. Our resources are shared with several other local schools and the public library, so we will have some competition for available materials.

On this app, make sure to login with Google. You may check out or place books on hold in this app. Books that give you the option to "checkout" are available, while those that give you the option to "place hold" are currently checked out to other users. Materials with the headphones icon are audiobooks while items that appear with an open book icon are ebooks. Students can download materials or read/listen in the app while online. Once you have your book checked out, read on!

For more information on Axis 360 click here.

  • Login with your student Google account

Amplify Library

Within Amplify there is a library of books that are always available to read. No matter how many people are reading them, you can access them too! These titles include many classic books. To browse or search your Amplify library, open Amplify and select "library" in the tools section of your menu. The menu can be found at the top right corner of the page.

  • Login with your student Google account

destiny discover

To access eBooks with this tool click here. This page will show you all of the books available from the NBJH Library. To limit your results to ebooks select the "search options" menu to the right of the search bar at the top of the page. Under format select "eBook," and then hit search. This will generate a list of of the ebooks in our library. Once you login with Google you will be able to check ebooks out and read in your browser.

  • Login with your public library card


To use the Libby app, which has a big selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, download the app from Self Service. Once you have downloaded it, use your public library card to access the library's book collection. Once you're logged in you can browse, search, checkout, place items on hold, and read/listen in the app. For more information, click here.

Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:45 - 3:45pm

The library is open to students throughout the day with permission from a teacher or Ms. Greene

Checkout Rules

6th grade: 6 items for 3 weeks

7th grade: 7 items for 3 weeks

8th grade: 8 items for 3 weeks