Titus Joins Kids In Summer Reading Program
By Miriam Rosenberg
As part of the New York State Assembly's Summer Reading Challenge, Assemblywoman Michele Titus stopped by the Arverne Library on Tuesday to read to young people and talk about books.
"The purpose is to keep children from not doing anything [over the summer] and to keep their love of learning and reading throughout the summer," said Titus, who is sponsoring the assembly's summer reading challenge.
To take part in the program, youngsters can pick up a suggested reading list at any library. The list breaks titles down by categories - such as adventure and sports - and age. The goal is for a child to read 15 minutes per day for 40 days after which parents can complete a form attached to the reading challenge brochure and send it in for a New York State Assembly Excellence in Reading Certificate.
Titus has made a commitment to return to the Arverne Library each Tuesday in July - from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - for reading sessions, and intends to hold a pizza party and hand out certificates at the beginning of August.
Libraries throughout New York are taking part in the New York State Library's Statewide 2006 Summer Program, and each of the libraries on the Peninsula will be holding summer reading clubs during July and August.