Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) announced that the Assembly’s Annual Summer Reading Challenge will return this year and encourages children and parents to participate in the program to combat the “summer-slide,” when students are not in school during the summer.
Each year, the Assembly partners with New York State libraries to encourage children to continue reading during the summer months after school ends. Children who read with a parent for 15 minutes a day, for at least 40 days throughout July and August, will receive an official New York State Assembly Certificate personally hand-delivered by Goldfeder. This year’s themes are “Dig into Reading” for children and “Beneath the Surface” for tweens.
Last fall, more than 250 students from PS 232 in Lindenwood completed the program in addition to over 4,000 certificates distributed to children throughout the 23rd Assembly District.
Materials, including suggested reading lists and a calendar to mark off the days children read, can be picked up at their local school or at Goldfeder’s district offices in Rockaway Beach and Ozone Park.