Rep. Wakeman announces summer reading contest

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State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township today announced he is sponsoring a summer reading contest for elementary students, first grade through fifth grade.

The contest kicks off on June 24 and runs through the summer ending on August 31. Area students are encouraged to read as many books as they can during their break from school and enter for a chance of being selected to be a “Rep. for a Day” in Lansing.

Rep. Wakeman is partnering with several libraries for the contest where special bookmarks are also available, including:

·         Fleschner Memorial Library, 11935 Silver Creek Drive in Birch Run;

·         Wickson Memorial Library, 359 S. Franklin St. in Frankenmuth;

·         Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center Road in Saginaw;

·         St. Charles Public Library, 132 S. Saginaw St. in St. Charles;

·         Taymouth Township Library, 2361 E. Burt Road in Burt; and

·         Thomas Township Library, 8207 Shields Drive in Saginaw.

Children or their parents can record the titles of completed books and the number of pages read using the online form found at www.RepWakeman.com. Readers must submit their information by August 31 to be eligible to win. One winner will be selected and invited to join Rep. Wakeman at the state Capitol with their family.

“I’m excited to launch this program to encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer,” Rep. Wakeman said. “Many great adventures await them this summer, both in the pages of a good book and enjoying all our state has to offer.”

Any students or parents with questions about the summer reading contest should contact Rep. Wakeman’s office at (517) 373-0836 or via email at RodneyWakeman@house.mi.gov.