State Rep. Tony McCombie Announces Summer Reading Program

State Rep. Tony McCombie is officially launching her 2nd Annual Summer Reading Club for elementary school students who live or go to school in the 71st District. The “Reading BUZZ” program is offered to encourage students to start positive reading habits.

“I have always been an avid reader and as you can imagine, goal driven! I want kids to join our reading challenge and hopefully make memories they share later in their lives. Reading was a passion of my Grandma Reagans’ and we shared a lot of time together reading. This program could be a time for families to unplug, enjoy the quiet and each other’s company.

Reading BUZZ challenges students entering 1st – 5th grade to read eight (8) books over the summer. To celebrate Illinois’ bicentennial, Rep. McCombie is challenging students to read a book about Illinois.

Pamphlets have been distributed to local elementary schools and libraries, but are also available for pickup at Rep. McCombie’s District Office or online at Participation in this program can overlap with any other summer reading program offered through area libraries, schools, or other organizations.

Participants will be invited to an ice cream party and receive a certificate from the Illinois House of Representatives. To earn your spot at the ice cream party, a parent or guardian must fill out and sign the form and return it to Rep. McCombie’s office by August 19th. Students or their parents may also fill out the form online at or by clicking the following link. ##