Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson today issued a Summer Reading Challenge to elementary school children throughout the Town, encouraging them to spend some quality time with a good book this summer.
Supervisor Saladino stated, “The Town of Oyster Bay is challenging students to not only spend quality time with friends and family this summer, but also with some good books. Students who read during the summer perform better in their studies in the fall, and we challenge you to pick up some new books from your library today!”
An informational brochure about the Town of Oyster Bay’s Summer Reading Challenge is available, which contains: a list of reading suggestions for students from 1st through 6th grade; a summer calendar to help track your child’s reading progress; and a form to fill out and return to Town Hall along with the successful reading calendar once 40 days of reading has been completed.
Councilwoman Johnson added, “As part of the Town’s Summer Reading Challenge, I encourage children to spend at least 15 minutes a day reading this summer during the months of July and August. At the end of the summer, for those who complete 40 days of reading, he or she will even earn a Town Excellence in Reading Certificate. Join the fun, read some new books, then enjoy the sun!”
Upon receipt of the form and calendar, an official Excellence in Reading Certificate to reward the young reader will be mailed to parents. For additional questions, please contact the Town’s Public Information Office at (516) 624-6380.