FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) announced the official launch of his First Annual Summer Reading Club Program for 1-5 grade students who live within the 89th Legislative District. The program is offered to encourage students to read over the summer and promote the lifelong benefits of literacy.
“Students who read over the summer enter the school year in the fall ahead of students who do not read over the summer. This is a fun way to reward students with a free ice cream party for simply reading eight books over their summer break and returning a form signed by a parent or guardian to invite them to an ice cream party. It’s important for all of us to encourage students to get ahead by becoming better readers,” said Chesney.
Brochures are being distributed through area schools and libraries, but are also available on Rep. Chesney’s website at repchesney.com or by calling his Freeport District Office. Participation in this program can overlap with any other summer reading program offered through area libraries. Participating students have until August 2nd to read their eight books and will be invited to a Summer Reading Ice Cream Party in August upon completion of the program. Attendees of the party will also be given an opportunity to receive information on state and local programs.
89th District residents can learn more about legislative issues and Rep. Chesney’s positions during the Spring legislative session at his website at repchesney.com.