Summer Reading Challenge


readNever mind the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. The state Assembly’s annual Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner.

Each year, the Assembly partners with libraries across New York State to encourage children to continue reading during the summer months.

To participate in the program, children must read by themselves or with a partner for a minimum of 15 minutes every day for at least 40 days throughout the months of July and August. The days can be marked off on a provided calendar and submitted to Assemblyman Charles Lavine’s Glen Cove office. Those completing the challenge will be awarded an Excellence in Reading Certificate.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge themes are “Fizz, Boom, Read!” for children and “Spark a Reaction” for tweens. The challenge can be fun for the entire family, but can also be an opportunity to combat the “summer slide” or a decrease in learning, while students are not in school.

For details, visit or email Assemblyman Lavine at

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