Brooklyn, NY – At the first P.S. 58 PTA meeting of the school year, Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman presented New York State certificates to 30 children who completed her Summer Reading Challenge.
Assemblywoman Millman’s eighth annual Summer Reading Challenge was a success yet again, with dozens of children participating throughout the district. The Challenge was designed to help parents encourage their children to read on a regular basis during the summer break. To complete Millman’s Summer Reading Challenge, youngsters must check off on the provided calendar that they have read (or a parent has read to them) for at least 15 minutes on 40 days during the months of July and August. Also included with the calendar is a suggested reading list, organized by reading level and genre. Upon completing the Challenge, participants send or bring the calendar to Assemblywoman Millman’s office at 341 Smith Street.
"It is great to see so many children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge," said Assemblywoman Millman, a former public school librarian. "There should be an award for the parents, too, for helping their kids make reading a habit." All participants are awarded a certificate by Assemblywoman Millman, as well as a New York State bookmark, to celebrate their completion of the 2005 Summer Reading Challenge.