To highlight the importance of reading during school vacation, state Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) today reminded young people and their parents or guardians in the 134th Assembly District of the 2004 Summer Reading Challenge.
"Reading with our children is a great way to form everlasting bonds with our kids," Reilich said.
Children who read with their partners for at least 40 days during the summer will receive New York state Assembly Excellence in Reading certificates.
"Reading is a skill that is highly important to a childís success in education," Reilich said. "I urge all parents and students to start the Summer Reading Challenge today."
Many area elementary schools and libraries distributed the program material to their students before the summer vacation began. Anyone who did not receive the material but would like to take the challenge may still request the publication that contains a reading list for help in choosing books and a calendar for participants to mark the days they read together.
For more information or to request a 2004 Summer Reading Challenge calendar, call Reilichís district office at (585) 225-4190. Completed calendars can be mailed to the assemblymanís office at 2300 West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14626.