Summer Reading

Thomas F. O'Mara

July 06, 2011

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his Senate colleagues have launched a new, online Summer Reading Program.

Among other features, the site includes a recording journal, opportunities to share books with other family members and friends, and a series of popular summer reading lists.

“I’m glad to have this opportunity to join with so many local public libraries and other groups and organizations seeking to encourage summer reading,” said O’Mara.  “The Senate’s online summer reading program offers a convenient opportunity for students and their parents to enjoy the benefits and the rewards of summer reading together.  And our region is incredibly fortunate to have such an outstanding network of public libraries providing access to books and other reading materials.”

Numerous studies have shown that children who engage in summer reading make greater academic gains than children who do not.