BENTON – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced this week that his 2020 Summer Reading program has begun. Rep. Severin says this year’s summer reading program, like almost everything else, is a little different than previous years.
“This year, students were not in school when we usually send out the details for our summer reading club,” Severin said. “To help out with the fact that libraries have been closed, we started a little later in the summer and extended the deadline for returning completed forms until after Labor Day.”
Students in 1st through 5th grade that read 8 books between now and September 8, 2020, will be awarded an official certificate from the Illinois House of Representatives recognizing their commitment to reading as well as a coupon for a free Culver’s custard.
“I want to thank Culver’s for being a partner in helping promote this year’s summer reading program,” Severin said. “Although this year is a bit different, we’re encouraging kids to read and to work to achieve a goal. Also – my wife Penny is a teacher in Benton, and she has convinced me this year to allow for Accelerated Reader (AR) books to count for Severin Summer Reading Club.”
Return completed Severin Summer Reading Club flyers to:
State Representative Dave Severin
600 Halfway Road – Suite 103
Marion, IL 62922