This summer, State Rep. Jackie Haas is bringing back her summer reading program. She invites 79th District K-6th graders to dive into the “Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Club.” The 79th District is home to terrific libraries with depths of books beneath their surfaces.
To be a summer reader, Kindergarten through 6th graders in the 79th District must read 8 books during their summer vacation. Books for local library programs are also acceptable and books over 150 pages may count for two books.
After reading the books, students should have their parents visit RepHaas.com and click “Summer Reading Club.” There, they can list how many books the student has read over the summer. Parents and students can also drop off or mail a paper form at Rep. Haas’ District Office (370 E Court St., Kankakee) that is available for download here.
All participants who read 8 books will be invited to an ice cream party Rep. Haas is hosting later this summer and be presented official certificates from the Illinois House of Representatives recognizing the students’ commitment to reading.
Rep. Haas will also have informational brochures on state and local programs available.