Assemblyman Raia Announces Summer Reading Challenge For Students At Local Libraries

July 11, 2011

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport) is encouraging students and families to participate in the annual Summer Reading Challenge with the New York State Library’s "Summer Reading at New York Libraries" initiative.

"Summer is the perfect opportunity for students and families to appreciate the joy of reading," said Raia. "Reading during the summer months will help students improve their academics for the upcoming school year. Evidence has shown that students suffer significant drops in academic performance when they don’t spend part of their summer vacation reading or pursuing other forms of educational enrichment. I hope children use their summer as an opportunity to read for enjoyment while keeping their minds fresh, which will ultimately help them when they head back to school in September."

For more information, students and parents can visit, call Assemblyman Raia’s office at 631-261-4151, or contact their local library:

Babylon – 24 South Carll Ave. (631) 669-1624
North Babylon – 815 Deer Park Ave. (631) 669-4020
Commack – 18 Hauppauge Rd. (631) 499-0888
Huntington – 338 Main St. (631) 427-5165
Northport - East Northport – 151 Laurel Ave. (631) 261-6930
Islip – 71 Monell Ave. (631) 581-5933
West Islip – 3 Higbie Lane (631) 661-7080