State Rep. Tony McCombie is officially launching her 4th 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 or continue positive reading habits. With the spread of COVID-19 impacting students’ daily education and enrichment habits, Rep. McCombie felt it important to kick off this year’s program early as an extra incentive for students to be reading while at home.
“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,” said Rep. McCombie.
Reading BUZZ challenges elementary school students to read eight (8) books before August 15th.
Pamphlets are being electronically distributed now to schools and libraries, and paper forms are also available via direct mail upon request or online at RepMcCombie.com. 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 a special celebration and will receive a certificate from the Illinois House of Representatives. To participate, a parent or guardian must fill out and sign the form and return it to Rep. McCombie’s office by August 15th.
- A printable form is available here.
- Students or their parents may also fill out the form online at repmccombie.com/summer-reading/.
- A list of 71st District Libraries is available here.