Durso Announces Summer Reading Challenge

The New York State Assembly’s 2022 Summer Reading Challenge is here, and Assemblyman Michael Durso (Massapequa Park) is encouraging students in New York and across Long Island to participate. Assemblyman Durso, in coordination with New York State libraries, is sponsoring this Summer Reading Challenge to inspire kids to explore far-off worlds, discover new interests or learn new skills. Over one million children and teens participated in the Summer Reading Challenge last year and we are looking for more young individuals to join for this year’s theme “Oceans of Possibilities,” celebrating all things water and ocean related.

“Summer break is a great time for kids to visit their local library and check out the exciting activities and books they have to offer,” said Durso. “I am encouraging and challenging my own kids and students in my district to continue learning over the summer by picking up a book. Studies have shown that children who read over summer break retain information better, come to school ready to learn, and avoid the loss of learning known as the ‘summer slide’.”

After completing 40 or more days of reading and marking each day on the given calendar provided by Assemblyman Durso, you return the completed form to the Assemblyman’s office and he will award your child with a New York State Assembly Excellence in Reading Certificate.

Interested parents and students can obtain a brochure from Assemblyman Durso’s office located on 512 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park, NY 11762 or print one directly from his Assembly webpage https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Michael-Durso/

For more information on the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge, please call Assemblyman Durso’s office at 516-541-4598.