Griffo encourages children to participate in summer reading program

New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, today encouraged children and families in the 47th Senate District to take part in the 2022 Summer Reading Program that he is sponsoring in conjunction with the New York State Library. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibility.” 

Those wishing to take part in this year’s reading program can do so by visiting Participants choose three books to read this summer and fill out an online form to keep track of their progress.  

Children who submit a completed form will receive a special certificate from Sen. Griffo after the close of the program on Sept 1.  

“There are plenty of wonderful books out there and countless adventures found within their pages just waiting to be discovered by eager children,” Sen. Griffo said. “I am pleased to once again be taking part in this year’s summer reading program and hope that it will help children throughout my district become more active and engaged readers.” 

For a list of local libraries, or to view activities, games and links that will keep children engaged and entertained this summer, visit

“The Summer Reading Program is a perfect opportunity to keep children familiar with their neighborhood libraries,” Sen. Griffo said. “Our public libraries offer an outstanding source of reading materials, educational programs, computers and other resources to help expand a child’s learning experience, and I encourage our children to visit their libraries whenever they get the chance.”