Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Assemblyman Molinaro launches Summer Reading Challenge
MOLINARO: SUMMER READING CHALLENGE IS A GREAT WAY FOR YOUTHS TO DEVELOP THEIR READING SKILLS
As he announced the kick-off of the 2007 Summer Reading Challenge, Assemblyman Marc Molinaro (R,I,C-Tivoli) encouraged participation as an excellent way to continue
developing children’s reading skills during the summer months.
“The summer months are a terrific time for kids to continue working on improving their literacy skills and my 2007 Summer Reading Challenge is a fun, effective way to combine
reading and learning,” said Molinaro. Molinaro said the Summer Reading Challenge is open to young people from Preschool through Elementary School and asks participants and their parents to read together for at least 15 minutes each day during the months of July and August. The Challenge is successfully
completed when 40 or more days are marked off of the calendar contained within the Summer
Reading Challenge brochure. Children who successfully complete the Challenge receive an
official Assembly Excellence in Reading Certificate to recognize their efforts.
“Without question, literacy is a critical skill for our children to develop to ensure they
are fully prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century workplace. The 2007
Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to encourage children to continue reading and
learning while being rewarded for their efforts. Parents who are interested in having their
children participate in this year’s Challenge should contact my office for their free copy of the
brochure,” Molinaro concluded.
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