Rep Hughes sponsors summer reading program for local children

first_img28May Rep. Hughes sponsors summer reading program for local children Categories: Featured news,Hughes News,News Top reader will be “State Representative for a Day”State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, is encouraging local students to continue to read this summer after school gets out by sponsoring a summer reading contest for students in first through fifth grade.The Summer Reading Contest guidelines are included in Rep. Hughes’s customized Summer Bookmark, which outlines the guidelines for the contest and is available electronically on Rep. Hughes website or at local libraries.Students in first through fifth grade are eligible to participate by reading ten or more books and filling in the necessary information on via Rep. Hughes’s Summer Bookmark. Each completed bookmark must be submitted to a local library on or before Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7 in order to be considered for entry into the contest.One lucky student and their family will invited as special guests to accompany Rep. Hughes at the State Capitol to experience life as a state representative.“This is such a great way to keep kids reading throughout the summer and reward their hard work and efforts with a truly unique experience to be a “State Representative for a Day”, said Rep. Hughes. “Summer learning loss is an important issue and this program is intended to prevent that from occurring.  I can’t wait to reward the winner with a day here in Lansing, so that they can learn even more about how our state government runs.”Various libraries throughout the 91st House District will have entry forms available and will be collecting completed forms at the end of the contest period.  Those libraries are as follows:Egelston Township Branch Library-5428 East Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442Fruitport Branch Library-47 Park St., Fruitport, MI 49415Holton Branch Library-8776 Holton-Duck Lake Rd., Holton, MI 49425Montague Branch Library-8778 Ferry St., Montague, MI 49437Norton Shores Branch Library-705 Seminole Rd., Norton Shores, MI 49441Ravenna Branch Library-12278 Stafford, Ravenna, MI 49451###last_img read more