Summer Reading Program open to K – 6th grade students

State Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, has launched his 10th Annual Summer Reading Program for kindergarten through sixth grade students who live or attend school in the 69th District in portions of Boone and Winnebago Counties. The “Reading Road Trip” program is offered to encourage students to start or maintain positive reading habits, particularly during today’s trying times with the school year having abruptly ended due to COVID-19.

“I have always been an avid reader and encourage my own kids to enjoy the limitless possibilities for adventure found in books,” Rep. Sosnowski said. “I hope kids join our reading challenge and make memories that will shape their future growth and inspire a passion for lifelong learning. Our summer reading program will hopefully be a fun learning motivator for students and an opportunity for them to broaden their horizons outside the classroom.”

“Reading Road Trip” challenges students entering kindergarten – 6th grade to read eight books over the summer. The brochure is available for download on Rep. Sosnowski’s website at Families without access to the internet or a printer can call Rep. Sosnowski’s district office at (815) 547-3436 to request a copy of the brochure be mailed to them.

A parent or guardian must fill out and sign the form included on the brochure and return it by Friday, August 7th to Rep. Sosnowski’s office at 305 Amphitheater Drive, Rockford, IL 61107. The form can also be completed online by clicking HERE.

Participation in the “Reading Road Trip” program can overlap with any other summer reading programs offered through area libraries, schools, or other organizations. Summer readers will receive an official certificate from the Illinois House of Representatives and be entered into a drawing to receive a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble or Amazon to purchase more books. Ten students will win a gift card from the drawing.

Please call Rep. Sosnowski’s office at (815) 547-3436 with any questions.