Summer Reading Program open to K – 6th grade students

State Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, has launched his 12th 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 “Lasso A Good Book” program is offered to encourage students to start or maintain positive reading habits.

“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. The summer reading program can also be a time for families to unplug and enjoy quiet time together as a family.”

“Lasso A Good Book” challenges students entering kindergarten – 6th grade to read ten (10) books over the summer. Books for local library programs are also acceptable, and books over 150 pages may count for two books.

Brochures have been distributed to local elementary schools, but are also available online by clicking HERE. If you prefer to receive a copy of the brochure by mail, please call us at (815) 547-3436 and we’ll be happy to send you one! Participation in this program can overlap with any other summer reading programs offered through area libraries, schools, or other organizations.

Submit your summer reading log online by clicking HERE or fill out the paper copy and return it to Rep. Joe Sosnowski, 305 Amphitheater Drive, Rockford, IL 61107. DEADLINE TO ENTER IS FRIDAY, JULY 1.

All participants will be invited to an ice cream social and swim party on Thursday, July 14 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm in Loves Park where they will receive an official certificate from the Illinois House of Representatives and be entered for a chance to win prizes. To earn a spot at the summer readers’ recognition party, a parent or guardian must fill out and sign the form included on the brochure and return it to Rep. Sosnowski’s office or submit it online by Friday, July 1.

Please call Rep. Sosnowski’s office at (815) 547-3436 with any questions or to request a copy of the Summer Reading brochure.