2011 Summer Reading Challenge - Let your book take you away on a summer journey!

Now that school is out for the summer, Senator Owen H. Johnson is inviting all elementary school students in his district to participate in his Summer Reading Program.  Senator Johnson is sponsoring this free program to encourage students throughout our community to continue reading this summer vacation.

The program is open to any young child who enjoys reading.  To complete Senator Johnson’s reading challenge, students will be asked to read at least three books over the summer and record their thoughts about their chosen works in a Summer Reading Journal.

 The children who return a completed log to Senator Johnson’s office by August 31, 2011 will receive a Summertime Reading Certificate to recognize their efforts.

"Reading is a valuable part of a young student’s education.  By participating in my summer reading program, children will continue to enjoy reading over the summer months and also will improve their reading skills for the coming school year,” Senator Johnson said.

Senator Johnson’s Summer Reading Journal can be acquired at the following local libraries:

Babylon Public Library
Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library
Brentwood Public Library
Connetquot Public Library
Deer Park Public Library
Lindenhurst Memorial Library
North Babylon Public Library
Sayville Library
West Babylon Public Library  
West Islip Public Library
Wyandanch Public Library

Any student interested in participating in this program can also print a copy of the Summer Reading Journal by clicking here.