Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon is partnering with the Rome and Utica school districts, as well as local libraries and organizations, to hold the annual Summer Reading Challenge. This years theme is Imagine Your Story to encourage children in the Mohawk Valley to use their imagination as they read.
To participate in the Summer Reading Challenge, children should read a book for a minimum of 15 minutes a day for at least 40 days during July and August. Children can read on their own or with a reading partner, such as family or friends, and mark days off on the Summer Reading Challenge calendar. Once they have reached 40 days or more, they can submit the calendar to Buttenschons office to receive an Excellence in Reading Certificate.
To print out Summer Reading Challenge calendar and bookmark, students and parents may click on the links below.