Area Pols Launch Reading Programs

Area Pols Launch Reading Programs

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) and State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) recently launched their annual summer reading programs.

Pheffer Amato’s 3K-12th grade program starts in July but continues throughout the summer. Students must commit to reading for 15 minutes a day for 40 days in order to receive a certificate from the assemblywoman’s office. Last year the, Pheffer Amato (pictured) gave out thousands of calendars and bookmarks to every student in the 23rd Assembly District—spanning more than 40 schools.

To request a summer reading calendar and bookmark, individuals can email or call Pheffer Amato’s district office at (718) 945-9550, and her office will either email or mail a copy to any student.

Addabbo noted that the deadline for submissions for the Senate’s 2020 Summer Reading Programis Sept. 1. Parents and guardians can register their child for the program on Addabbo’s website at

Participating students can track their summer reading progress on Every student who submits a completed form will receive a Summer Reading Program certificate from Addabbo at the close of the program.

More resources and facts about summer reading can be found at: New York’s Libraries: and Scholastic’s Kids and Families Reading Report:

Photo Courtesy of Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato’s Office



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