Winger’s Summer Reading Safari a Success

Representative Christine Winger recently held her summer reading party to celebrate and honor the students who successfully completed her annual reading program.

Kindergarten to 5th graders who live in Rep. Winger’s 45th District were invited to participate in this year’s program. The students who read 8 books and returned their reading lists to the Representative’s District Office by the end of the summer were invited to the special recognition party held at the Bloomingdale Park District.

Over 40 students successfully completed Winger’s program, and came together to celebrate their accomplishments with their State Representative. They were able to discuss their favorite books over ice cream and special treats. After Rep. Winger read a book with the participants, she presented each reader with a certificate of recognition.

Winger holds this annual reading program to motivate students to keep reading and learning throughout the summer months when school is out of session. With the help of local school districts and public libraries in the 45th District, Winger’s program continues to be a success. “Encouraging students to keep up their reading during the summer months is important to their growth and development,” said Winger. “Hosting this program, and seeing it expand each year is inspiring, and I look forward to hosting this program again next year.”