Murphy encourages children to complete her summer reading challenge


DES PLAINES –To motivate young students to keep up with their reading, State Senator Laura Murphy is launching a Summer Book Club for children and youth who live in the 28th District.

“We know that kids who read, succeed,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “With this summer challenge, I hope children will develop a passion for reading and learning more about the world around them—which will be transformative for them as they get older.”

The Summer Book Club requires students to read eight books of their choice during the summer break, record the names of the books on a form and return the form to Sen. Murphy’s office by Aug. 12. Everyone who completes the Summer Book Club will receive a gift card and certificate from Sen. Murphy.

“I hope that our office’s book club program will help motivate students expand their minds through reading this summer,” Murphy said. “I look forward to hearing from students and parents about the books that made an impact on them, and seeing the positive impact of reading on their studies in the fall.”

To receive a book club form,  print the form with this link. Parents can also call Sen. Murphy’s office at 847-718-1110 to request a copy by mail or ask additional questions.