State Representative Ryan Spain announced the official launch of his Seventh Annual Summer Reading Club Program for grade school students who live within the 73rd Legislative District. The program is offered to encourage students to read over the summer and promote the lifelong benefits of literacy.
“Students who read over the summer enter the school year in the fall ahead of students who do not read over the summer. This is a fun way to reward students by simply reading eight books over their summer break and returning a form signed by a parent or guardian. It’s important for all of us in our communities to encourage students to get ahead by becoming better readers,” said Spain.
Brochures were distributed recently through area schools, but are also available on Rep. Spain’s website at repryanspain.com or by calling his Peoria District Office. Participation in this program can overlap with any other summer reading program offered through area libraries. Participating students have until July 31st to read their eight books and will be sent a prize upon completion of the program.