State Rep. Tony McCombie launches Summer Reading Program

State Rep. Tony McCombie is officially launching her 6th 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. 

“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 12th.

Pamphlets are being electronically distributed now to schools and libraries, 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 receive a special treat to reward them for their reading 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 12th. Students or their parents may also fill out the form online here.

Those wishing to print the form and mail it back via US Mail may find a PDF helpful here.