Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R,C-Macedon) today reminded residents that his annual Summer Reading Challenge, designed to encourage a love of reading and books by school-age children, will kick off on Sunday, July 1. This year’s theme, “Get a Clue @ Your Library” is developed to show students that the real reward this summer can be found between the covers of books.
“I am excited to present this annual summer reading opportunity to students and parents alike,” said Oaks. “When children spend time reading, and parents read with them, we ensure that learning doesn’t stop just because school is out.”
If students have not already received an official reading calendar through their schools, they may contact Assemblyman Oaks’ office. Parents or guardians mark each day in July and August that their child spends on reading. When 40 days have been marked, the children are eligible to receive a New York State Assembly “Excellence in Reading” certificate from Assemblyman Oaks. The certificate recognizes each child for attaining the goal.
“Many libraries throughout the state also participate in the challenge,” continued Oaks. “This year’s theme not only encourages children to read over the summer but it also shows them the importance of their local library. Children learn that not only do libraries provide excellent places for children to read, but they also learn to utilize library resources.”
Anyone with questions may contact Assemblyman Oaks’ office by calling (315) 946-5166, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.