Rep. Lucido announces summer reading contest

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State Rep. Peter Lucido will host a summer reading contest for local elementary school students in the 36th House District. The winner will have the unique opportunity to join Rep. Lucido at the Capitol in Lansing and serve as State Representative for a day.

Rep. Lucido hopes that the contest will encourage students to keep their minds active and their reading skills sharp over the summer and beyond.

“Reading is vitally important for the future success of our children,” said Rep. Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “Getting our kids excited about reading is more than just preparing them for the school year ahead, but encouraging the practice of this skill at an early age instills a habit which can benefit their future beyond academia.”

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Lily Urban of Shelby Township joins Rep. Lucido on the House floor earlier this year as the 2015 summer reading contest winner.

All students in the 36th House District who are enrolled in the first through fifth grades are eligible to participate and must track their reading on special bookmarks that have been distributed to schools and local libraries. Readers who have finished 10 books can drop off the completed bookmarks to their local library by Sept. 1. There is no limit to the number of bookmarks that can be submitted, so long as each bookmark lists 10 completed books.

Rep. Lucido will draw names to determine the winners of the contest, who will then be invited with their families to the Capitol this fall to act as state representatives for a day.

“I am so excited to be hosting this contest again this year,” Rep. Lucido said. “It was a great turnout and I had a blast with the contest winner, Lily Urban of Shelby Township, who joined me on the House floor, participated in mock committee meetings and toured the Capitol with her family.”

Contest bookmarks are available to download and print on www.RepPeterLucido.com and are available throughout the summer at the following participating libraries:

Shelby Township Library
51680 Van Dyke
Shelby Twp, MI 48316

Graubner Library
65821 Van Dyke
Washington, MI 48095

Kezar Branch Library
107 Church St.
Romeo, MI 48065

For questions regarding the contest, please do not hesitate to contact Rep. Lucido’s office by phone at (888) MICH-REP, or by email at PeterLucido@house.mi.gov.