Rep. LaSata announces summer reading contest

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State Representative Kim LaSata announced the start of her summer reading program throughout the community, which encourages children to read over the summer months and win a chance to join Rep. LaSata in Lansing for a day.

“Reading is such an important skill that creates life-long benefits,” LaSata said. “I hope children take advantage of this opportunity, and I look forward to inviting the winner to Lansing with me.”

The contest is open to any child in first through fifth grades.  Participants should complete a Rep. LaSata Summer Reading Contest bookmark for every 10 books they read and drop it off at participating libraries before Friday, Sept. 1.  The winning bookmark will be chosen randomly and the lucky student and their family will join Rep. LaSata in Lansing as Rep. for a Day this fall.  “The program is a great way to motivate and inspire children to stay mentally active over summer break.”

Bookmarks with contest rules are available on Rep. LaSata’s website and at the libraries listed below.

Participating libraries include:

  • Bridgman Public Library, 4460 Lake St. in Bridgman;
  • Benton Harbor Public Library, 213 E. Wall St. in Benton Harbor;
  • Coloma Public Library, 151 W. Center St. in Coloma;
  • Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library, 500 Market St. in St. Joseph;
  • Watervliet District Library, 333 N. Main St. in Watervliet; and
  • Lincoln Township Public Library, 2099 W. John Beers Road in Stevensville.

For more information on the contest, please contact Rep. LaSata’s Lansing office by phone at 517-373-5240 or via email at