Wheeler Offers Summer Reading Program to Keep Kids Educationally Active Over Summer

State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) is offering a program to keep children intellectually engaged over summer vacation. The Summer Reading Club offers children in kindergarten through 5th grade the opportunity to keep their minds active during summer vacation, while also providing the chance to have some fun for participating. Participation brochures are available at Wheeler’s District Office in Crystal Lake.

“As a former teacher, I know how important it is to keep the mind active over summer vacation, so I hope lots of kids will take part in this year’s reading club,” said Wheeler.

To be a member of Rep. Wheeler’s Summer Reading Club, children are asked to read eight books (books over 150 pages count for two) between the time school ends and the program deadline of July 20. Children who achieve this goal will be invited to join their fellow classmates and Wheeler at an ice cream social in August that will offer games and prizes. This program can also be done in conjunction with any program already in existence at a child’s school, or offered through the public library in their community.

Please return the completed form to Representative Wheeler’s office by July 20 in order to qualify.

If a child did not receive a Summer Reading Club brochure from their school or library, brochures are available at Wheeler’s office at 550 W. Woodstock St. in Crystal Lake. For additional information, contact her office at 847-973-0064.