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 prize. For questions or more information, visit or call my office at 312-949-1908.CHICAGO — Summer is a great time to play, rest – and read, says State Senator Mattie Hunter, who is hosting her free Summer Book Club for local students.

“Reading during the summer helps keep our children engaged, sparking their imagination and preventing learning loss while they’re out of school,” said Hunter (D-Chicago). “I encourage students to explore a local library and pick up a few books that interest them.”

To participate in Hunter’s Summer Book Club, students must read eight books of their choosing during the summer break, write the names of the books on a form and return the form to Hunter’s office by Aug. 16.

Book club forms are available to download at, can be requested by calling Hunter’s district office at 312-949-1908 or can be picked up at Chicago Public Library branches within the 3rd District. Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to Hunter’s office at 2929 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 102, Chicago, IL 60616, or faxed to 312-949-1958.

Every child who completes the Summer Book Club will be invited to an end-of-summer celebratory event where they can discuss their favorite books, as well as receive a certificate and prize.

Residents with questions about the program or who are having difficulty accessing books should call Hunter’s office at 312-949-1908.