New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio is urging students across his Senate District to have fun reading this summer by participating in the 2014 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program.
"Evidence shows that children who stop reading over summer vacation often fall behind when they return to school in September,” said Senator Nozzolio. "This program is designed to get children to realize the rewards of reading by encouraging them to exercise their imaginations and make reading a daily event this summer," said Senator Nozzolio.
Students who are interested in participating can visit http://www.nyread.com to sign up and create an online journal to keep track of their reading progress throughout the summer. Students who complete their journal and send it back to Senator Nozzolio will receive a special Summer Reading Certificate and bookmark commemorating their achievement. The website also contains fun activities and games, ideas for reading lists and information on public libraries in our area.
"It is my hope that local school children take part in this program and use it as their passport to a world of learning and imagination," said Senator Nozzolio. “Whether you are on vacation, at pool side or on the beach, bring a book with you and read. Read and learn about the things that fascinate you and don’t forget to let me know. We can never stop learning and I want to make sure that when school ends in June, the learning does not stop for our children."
Senator Nozzolio said families can also visit his website at www.nozzolio.nysenate.gov. to register for the program.