Local Politician Encourages Students To Participate In Reading Challenge

JAMESTOWN – Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) is encouraging local students to take part in his annual Summer Reading Challenge.
“After school lets out for the summer, we should encourage our kids to continue learning by picking up a book.  Reading is fun! Books can immerse children in far-off worlds, new characters and thrilling narratives. To that end, I’m sponsoring a summer Reading Challenge, in coordination with New York State libraries, to inspire kids to read on a regular basis throughout the summer break,” Goodell said.
This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” 
You can head to your local library or visit www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/explore.htm for a list of book suggestions.  
Here’s how the challenge works:  Mark the calendar from Goodell’s brochure (or one of your own) for each day over the summer your child reads with you, someone else or on their own.  Once you have marked off 40 days or more, please return the completed calendar to Goodell’s district office and he will award your child a New York State Excellence in Reading certificate.  This reading challenge also works with any other summer challenge in which the kids participate.
Many of the local schools distributed Goodell’s summer reading brochures at the end of the school year.  If your child did not receive one and would like to participate in the challenge, stop by your local library or contact Goodell’s district office at 2 E. Second St., Suite 320, Jamestown, NY, 14701, by phone at (716) 664-7773 or via email at goodella@assembly.state.ny.us.
Students who successfully complete the challenge will receive a New York State Assembly Excellence in Reading Certificate. The challenge is sponsored by Assemblyman Goodell and the New York State Library.