Fizz Boom Read!
Ranzenhofer supports student literacy with Summer Reading Program
Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer wants students to have fun and keep learning this summer at their public library. Senator Ranzenhofer is partnering with the New York State Library to get more kids reading this summer.
“As the school year draws to a close, students naturally turn their thoughts to summer vacation and time away from books. It is important though to keep school-age children in the mindset of learning. I hope that all children will be reading for fun during the summer as a participant in the 2014 Summer Reading Program,” said Ranzenhofer.
Evidence shows that children who stop reading over the summer break often fall behind when they return to school in September. Children who participate benefit from the support, structure, and educational incentives that reading programs provide.
The theme of this year’s summer reading program is Fizz Boom Read. Click here for more information about the 2014 Summer Reading Program for students in fourth through sixth grades and to register your child.
Senator Ranzenhofer urges youngsters and parents to take advantage of the program.
“This is an excellent way to promote literacy and keep children’s minds active during the summer months. I encourage parents to indulge their children in the wonderful world of books by registering their child for the 2014 Summer Reading Program,” said Ranzenhofer.
More than 1.76 million children statewide participated in last year’s summer reading program. Participants receive reading lists and engage in activities at their local libraries. At the completion of the program, participants receive formal recognition for their reading achievement.