Rep. Schmidt Launches Summer Reading Program

Cahokia Heights, IL…State Representative Kevin Schmidt is thrilled to announce the launch of his summer reading program. This program is designed to inspire Kindergarten through 6th-grade students to set aside time for reading over summer break. Rep. Schmidt wants to cultivate a love of learning among the youth of the district.

“I’m excited to invite students to participate in my annual summer reading program,” Rep. Schmidt said. “It’s amazing what we can accomplish through the power of reading. Reading can open up unlimited possibilities, take you on many adventures, and keep your mind active and strong for years to come.”

By reading a minimum of ten books during their break, students will not only expand their imaginations but also enhance their literacy skills in a fun and engaging way. Books over 150 pages count for two books.

Parents are invited to visit any of the local libraries below to pick up a hard copy of the Summer Reading form, or it can be filled out at All participants will receive a special certificate from Rep. Schmidt himself that will be handed out at a pizza party with date and location to be determined and details to be shared when event plans are made final. Check out in the coming weeks for updates on the event.

-Daughtery Public Library

-Cahokia Public Library

-East St. Louis Library

-Millstadt Public Library

-Smithton Public Library

-New Athens Public Library

-Freeburg Public Library

-Mascoutah Public Library

-Lebanon Public Library

-New Baden Public Library

-O’Fallon Public Library

For more information on how to participate in Rep. Schmidt’s summer reading program, please contact his office at 618-215-1050.