TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas Governor Sam Brownback reminded young Kansans who are participating in the Read Kansas Read summer reading program to turn in their reading logs by August 1st to be eligible to win a picnic at Cedar Crest on August 18th. If the logs have not already been mailed, they can be scanned and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Kansas Read is a summer reading program launched by Governor Brownback, the Kansas State Board of Education and the State Library of Kansas. The goal of the program is to keep Kansas children reading during the summer to avoid ‘summer learning loss.’
“At the beginning of the program, I made it my goal to read four books during the summer,” Governor Brownback said. “I am very close to reaching my goal – I hope you are too!”
After all logs are collected, two winners will be chosen from each of the ten State Board of Education districts in the state. The winners will be chosen based on the number of books they read. Mascots from some Kansas universities are expected to join the Governor, the winners and their families to celebrate a summer of reading with Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers at Cedar Crest.
Read Kansas Read sponsors include Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Kansas Association of Broadcasters, Kansas Governor’s Office, Kansas Board of Regents, Kansas Book Festival, Kansas State Library, Kansas State Department of Education, State Library of Kansas, Kansas State University, MetaMetrics, Inc., Pittsburg State University, University of Kansas, and Wichita State University.
For more information and to view all the PSAs, visit www.ReadKansasRead.ks.gov