Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is announcing the kick-off of his Summer Reading Challenge for this year, an annual program he facilitates that recognizes children who read 15 minutes a day for 40 days during the months of July and August. Tague has operated this program with the belief that reading in the summer months helps young people retain a love for learning during their break from school, while also providing families with an opportunity to come together to share a story or discuss topics that capture a child’s imagination.
“With prices of day trips and other summer fun rising, reading books from local libraries offers families a way of exploring both our world and fictional ones while learning, talking and laughing together,” said Tague. “Fostering a love for reading in our children from an early age puts them on a path to success for life, helping kids develop curiosity about the world around them and providing them with the skills to learn about it.”
Materials for Assemblyman Tague’s Summer Reading Challenge can be found here.