State Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst is officially launching her 3rd Annual Summer Reading Club for elementary school students who live in the 79th District. The program is offered to encourage students to keep their minds active over the summer and promote continued learning.
This year’s theme is ‘It’s Showtime at your Library’ and challenges 1st – 5th graders to read eight books over the summer.
“Summer reading keeps young minds engaged and prevents what is known as ‘summer slide,’” Rep. Parkhurst stated. “The unlimited possibilities in books will help inspire children to discover and pursue their own interests and unlock their creative potential.”
Pamphlets have been distributed to local libraries, but are also available for pickup at Rep. Parkhurst’s District Office or online here. Participation in this program can overlap with any other summer reading program offered through area libraries 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. Parkhurst’s office in Kankakee by August 9th.