York High School Summer Reading 2020
This page has the letter from the English Department Chair and the York Librarian regarding expectations for summer reading. On the left side of this page are the lists for each grade level.
The Library has copies of the York Summer Reading books in multiple formats.
Print books – We currently have most of the titles in print format. There are more titles and copies on order that should be available in the next few weeks.
eBooks and eAudiobooks – Most of the titles are available in these formats.
Physical audiobook formats – Books on CD and Playaways – Some titles are available in these formats.
You can search our catalog here.
More information on our eBooks and eAudiobooks is available here.
Each service has an app that can be used on mobile devices. Digital Library of Illinois uses the “Libby” app.
Cloud Library – The available titles on this service are listed on “shelves” for each grade level. Scroll down the page to see them. A valid EPL card is required for eBooks and eAudiobooks.
If you do not have an Elmhurst Public Library card, you may check out a digital copy from Sora, which can be found on the York Learning Commons web page by clicking on “Books” on the right side of the page, under the green “Learning Commons” heading.
Please contact our staff if you have any questions.
Tutor.com Learning Suite has help from The Princeton Review which includes practice tests, video lessons, and practice drills. This resource requires an Elmhurst Public Library card.
For help with College Entrance Exams:
Click on the upper right square “Other Tools” and choose “Prep for the SAT/ACT from the drop down menu.
For additional help:
Scroll down to the lower left of the page for the “Skills Center Resource Library” and click on “Test Prep Resources” and “Standardized Tests Preparation” for help with the “College Entrance Exams” – ACT, PSAT and SAT.
For Advanced Placement (AP) Prep:
For videos, click on the upper right square “Other Tools” and choose “Prep for the AP Exams” from the drop down menu.
For additional help:
Scroll down to the lower left of the page for the “Skills Center Resource Library” and click on “Test Prep Resources” Choose “Standardized Tests Preparation” and “Other Tests” then “Advanced Placement (AP) Exams”
Or get help from a live tutor:
Tutor.com Learning Suite (Overview) Click on the gray box on the top left.
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Tutoring and Career Center available from 10 a.m.-Midnight everyday.
Resources in the SkillsCenter Resource Library are available 24/7, including: Practice Tests (including college entrance exams), Study Resources, and more!
A longer video introduction to Tutor.com is available here.
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