Rep. Swanson hosts Summer Reading Club encouraging students to Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!

State Representative Dan Swanson announced the official launch of his Fourth Annual Summer Reading Club Program for 1st-5th grade students who live within the 74th Legislative District. Rep. Swanson’s theme this year for the program is “Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!”. The program is offered to encourage students to read over the summer and promote the lifelong benefits of literacy.

“This is a great way to encourage young people in our region to read over their summer breaks from school. Students who do not read over the summer are much further behind, academically, than their classmates who continue reading during summer break,” said Swanson. “This year, reading at home is all the more important for our students to keep up.”

Pamphlets are being electronically distributed now to schools and libraries, and paper forms are also available via direct mail upon request or online at Participation in this program can overlap with any other summer reading program offered through area libraries, schools, or other organizations. Students may return their forms via US Mail or electronically at this year due to COVID concerns.

Participants in the program will receive special recognition as well as a Certificate from the Illinois House of Representatives. To request a brochure or confirm your residency in the 74th District, Rep. Swanson’s office can be contacted at 309-334-7474 or

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