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Assemblyman Andrew Goodell
In coordination with New York State Libraries, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell (R,C,I- Chautauqua) is sponsoring a Summer Reading Challenge to encourage students to read throughout the summer months. Reading daily can open children’s minds to new adventures, goals and interests.
The Summer Reading Challenge requires children to read on their own or with someone else for at least 40 days throughout summer break. Forms are available at your local school and Goodell’s district office located in the Fenton Building, 2 E. 2nd Street, Suite 320, Jamestown, NY 14701. Parents must mark the enclosed calendar for each day in July and August that your child reads with you, someone else or on their own. Once at least 40 days has been marked off, return the completed form to Assemblyman Goodell’s office and your child will receive a New York State Excellence in Reading Certificate.
This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” You can head to your local library, or visit www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/explore.htm for a list of book suggestions.