Sign up for my Summer Book Club. Students who read 8 books should fill out the form on my website or request one to be mailed to receive a gift card and certificate. For questions or more information visit or call my office at 312-949-1908.

CHICAGO — State Senator Mattie Hunter announced the launch of her Summer Book Club to encourage young readers within the 3rd Senate District to stay engaged over summer break.

“Reading helps us learn and develop our imaginations and provides an escape from our everyday lives,” said Hunter (D-Chicago). “I hope students will explore libraries this summer and find a few books that interest them.”

To participate in the Summer Book Club, students must read eight books of their choice during the summer break, record the names of the books on a form and return the form to Hunter’s office by Aug. 18. Every child who completes the Summer Book Club will receive a gift card and certificate.

Book club forms are available to download online or can be requested by calling Hunter’s district office at 312-949-1908.