Weekly Reader


Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories Weekly Reader Page. Our goal is to bring back some fun memories of growing up in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Please take your time and check out all of the Weekly Reader images and files, they are sure to bring back many memories.


We bring back Memories you didn’t know you had

Do you remember the Weekly Readers?

Many of us remember when we got our first Weekly Reader.  I loved that little newspaper.  So much information and so fun to read.  Do you remember your first Weekly Reader?

Weekly Reader was a weekly educational classroom magazine designed for children.  It began in 1928 as My Weekly Reader.  Editions covered curriculum themes in the younger grade levels and news-based, current events and curriculum themed-issues in older grade levels.  The publishing company also created workbooks, literacy centers, and picture books for younger grades.

In 2012, Weekly Reader ceased operations as an independent publication and merged with its new owner, Scholastic News, due primarily to market pressures to create digital editions as well as decreasing school budgets.

I hope you enjoy looking at some of the great Weekly Readers from the past.  If you have anything to share please contact us using the contact form on our home page.

Click on the link below to view the high definition PDF copy of the Weekly Reader.

February and March 1965 Weekly Reader Pages

Weekly Reader Pages 


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