Assemblyman Saladino To Host Summer Reading Challenge Ceremony

October 11, 2005
Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (R,C,I-Massapequa) will host a Halloween-theme ceremony for students in the 12th Assembly District who completed his “Summer Reading Challenge” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road in Farmingdale.

“I am very happy to host my second annual Summer Reading Challenge ceremony to recognize the children who worked diligently over the summer and read daily for 40 days or more,” said Saladino. “I congratulate all the dedicated kids who took the time out of their busy summer schedules to read for fun, and their parents for helping them reach their goals.”

The challenge provides children in preschool through grade 6 with a suggested reading list covering a range of topics, and the opportunity to gain recognition for reading for fun. Each child receiving a New York State Assembly Excellence in Reading Certificate read at least 15 minutes per day for a minimum 40 days over the summer. This program is a rewarding experience that provides a valuable way for children and their parents or guardians to take time from their summer schedules to read and spend quality time together.

The daily attention to this important scholastic skill will pay dividends toward a child’s reading and comprehension development. Assemblyman Saladino, a member of the Assembly Education Committee, continues to promote and advocate for children’s educational needs.

For more information about the event, contact the assemblyman’s district office at (516) 844-0635.