As Illinoisans enter the dog days of summer, State Representative Avery Bourne is reminding families that there is still time for kids in grades K-5 from the 95th House District to participate in the Representative’s summer reading program. Participants of this year’s “Summer Reading Road Trip” will earn a certificate of achievement from the House of Representatives and free ice cream if they read eight books between by August 14.
“We still have one full month to go, and that’s plenty of time for readers to meet my summer reading program goal of reading eight books,” said Bourne. “Especially in light of this year’s dynamic, which has us all spending a great deal more time at home, reading is a great way to explore far-away places while keeping the mind sharp.”
District 95 encompasses all or parts of Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery and Madison Counties, and includes 49 different municipalities. To participate in the program, K-5 students should read any eight books of their choice over the summer, with books of 150 pages or more counting as two books. Once the reading goal has been reached, the summer readers should submit their completed reading list in one of the following two ways:
- Print out the Summer Reading Road Trip flyer, available at RepBourne.com (from the “Resources” tab click on the summer reading program link), fill it out, and mail it to Rep. Bourne’s office at: 106 E. Columbian Boulevard North, PO Box 38, Litchfield, IL 62056
- From the summer reading program link on the website, fill out and submit the Google form
- E-Mail your name, address, phone number, and books completed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about this program, please call Bourne’s office at (217) 324-5200, or email the office at Bourne@ilhousegop.org.