Rep. Sosnowski’s 8th Annual Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Social Set for July 19

ROCKFORD – State Representative Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, will host his 2018 Ice Cream Social for local kindergarten through sixth grade students who participated in his ‘Camp Out With a Good Book’ Summer Reading Program’ on Thursday, July 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Peak Sports Club, located at 4401 Peak Drive in Loves Park.    

“This year’s summer reading program featured the theme of camping as a way to encourage kids to explore the unlimited paths of adventure they can discover through reading while enjoying the outdoors,” Rep. Sosnowski said. “We will be recognizing the readers who completed the program with ice cream, certificates, and some great prizes.”  

Participants were allowed to choose their own books and were asked to complete and return a list of ten books read before attending the ice-cream party. At the celebration, the summer readers will enjoy ice cream, receive prizes for their achievement as a summer reader, and also be entered for the chance to win various gift cards to Barnes and Noble.  

“The goal is to allow children the opportunity to see how reading can impact their lives in a positive way,” said Sosnowski. “Reading can open up unlimited possibilities for kids and keep their minds active as they have some fun during summer break. We try to make the brochures available to every child within the age bracket, but I invite anyone interested in participating next year to contact my office.”    

Local schools in Boone and Winnebago Counties serving students in kindergarten through sixth grades in the 69th District were invited to participate in Rep. Sosnowski’s Summer Reading Program. Before school adjourned in the spring, brochures were distributed to participating elementary schools, local libraries and other learning centers throughout the 69th District.

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