Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and Mrs. Schmitt Announce 3rd Annual Summer Reading Challenge

New Windsor, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) and Mrs. Nikki Schmitt today launched the 99th Assembly District 2022 Summer Reading Program consisting of the NYS Assembly Summer Reading Challenge to encourage kids to read through the summer months and promote youth literacy along with their 3rd Annual summer book club for adults.

Students who read at least 15 minutes per day for 40 days this summer and send the completed reading challenge form to Schmitt’s office will receive an official Assembly Excellence in Reading certificate.

The New York State Assembly 2022 Summer Reading Challenges can be downloaded and printed via this link or a pickup can be arranged at Assemblyman Schmitt’s office by calling 845-469-6929 or emailing

Assemblyman Schmitt is providing parents informational links to view for more reading games, research, and other programs: - This official Summer Reading at New York Libraries website offers children and teens lots of free reading activities, games, links, and suggested reading lists, as well as available information for families, caregivers, librarians, and educators. - This New York State Library web page contains information and links for librarians, educators, and other professionals on summer reading, summer reading research, and the Summer Reading at New York Libraries Program. - The Performers and Programs site includes a listing of performers and programs they offer for libraries, schools, and other organizations serving youth. - Engage NY is the New York State Education Department website that supports the New York State Learning Standards and other key aspects of the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda. - The website for the New York State Library early literacy initiative Ready to Read at New York State Libraries. - DayByDayNY is a virtual literacy calendar that changes daily and includes activities, stories, and information for parents and young children. DayByDayNY is part of Ready to Read at New York Libraries.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “I am proud to announce the 3rd annual 99th Assembly district 2022 Summer Reading Program for our youth. Reading is a transformative task that enables the reader to grow, expand their vocabulary, and embrace new ideas. I truly hope that all area residents will take advantage of this opportunity and participate this summer.”

Mrs. Nikki Schmitt stated, “Colin and I are so excited to commence our 3rd annual Summer Reading Program. Children from across the region will have the opportunity to take part in this program and enhance their literacy at a crucial time in their developmental stages. We look forward to an exciting summer of reading in the 99th Assembly District!”

Download the summer reading challenge form: