Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) wants students to boost their reading and learning this summer with New York State Library’s statewide summer reading program, "Tune In @ Your Library."
The program urges children and their parents or guardians to use the summer reading program at local public libraries. Each local library will use resources made available to them by the New York State Library to create reading programs tailored to meet community needs. Parents, guardians and their children can join in on the fun at participating public libraries, branches or reading centers in the community.
"I encourage everyone to take part in the ’Tune In @ Your Library’ program this summer," said Assemblyman Reilich. "Children can join their families and friends at their local public libraries and read their favorite books. This is a great opportunity for children to expand their knowledge and be better prepared for school in the fall."
More information and a brief overview of the State Library’s summer reading program are available at www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer.
Reilich praised the project’s success by highlighting the more than 1 million children statewide who participated in last year’s program.
"The fact that more than 1 million children throughout this state took part in this program is proof of its effectiveness and success," Reilich said. "I urge everyone to take breaks from the summer heat and head to their local libraries so we can exceed last year’s number of participants."
Parents, children and educators can log on to www.summerreadinginnys.edu to review the fun activities planned, information about local libraries, and resources and ideas on engaging and developing children’s love of reading.
The 2005 New York State Summer Reading Program was made possible with Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds awarded the State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Jan Way Company, producers of promotional products and fundraising items for libraries, is the program’s corporate sponsor.