FREEPORT – State Senator Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) is once again sponsoring a Summer Reading Club to challenge local and area students in first through fifth grades to read eight books during their summer breaks from school.
“Reading can take us to so many different places, and open doors for us to explore new ideas and activities,” Senator Stewart said. “Students should really check out my Summer Reading Club to see what exciting adventures can be found by reading.”
Once students finish reading all eight books, they are asked to fill out a sign-up form and submit it by July 31 to Senator Stewart’s office at 50 West Douglas St., Suite 1001, Freeport, IL 61032. Sign-up forms are available at area schools and libraries, or by calling Senator Stewart’s office at 815-284-0045.
Books for local library programs are acceptable, and books with more than 150 pages may count for two books.
Students who have read at least eight books will be awarded an official certificate from the Illinois Senate recognizing their commitment to reading. They will also be invited to an official presentation in August commemorating their achievements at the historic Lincoln-Douglas Debate Site in Freeport (weather permitting), followed by an ice cream party at the legendary Union Dairy Ice Cream Parlor next door.