Final Reminder – Summer Reading Club Deadline is June 30

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton), State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis), and State Rep. Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) are reminding local first through fourth grade students that the deadline for submitting completed forms is Friday, June 30, 2023.

This year, first through fourth grade students living within the boundaries of the 116th, 117th, and 118th districts are invited to participate in the summer reading program sponsored by the Southern Illinois lawmakers.

Students reading 8 books or more can submit their summer reading club forms to the lawmakers’ offices via regular mail or email or by visiting the Representatives’ websites and using their contact forms to submit the list of books they have read and their parent or guardians’ affirmation.

Students reading 8 books or more will receive an official Illinois House of Representatives Certificate of Congratulations, donuts from Krispy Kreme in Marion, a free coupon for a custard from Culver’s, and two tickets to the July 20th Thrillville Thrillbillies Prospect League baseball game vs. The Jackson, TN Rockabillys at Mountain Dew Park in Marion. Summer reading club participants will receive a free ticket for themselves and one parent or guardian.

Blank forms are available at,, and Completed forms may be sent by mail to:

116th District State Representative Dave Severin – 303 N. Main Street – Benton, IL 62812
117th District State Representative Patrick Windhorst – 2 N. Vine Street, Suite 5A – Harrisburg, IL 62946
118th District State Representative Paul Jacobs – 206 W. College, Suite 22 – Carbondale, IL 62901

All completed paper forms postmarked June 30 and before will be accepted.

The Representatives’ Summer Reading Club Night at the Ballpark is an annual event celebrating summer reading and advancing the cause of lifelong learning through reading and literacy.