Rep. Windhorst’s Summer Reading Program Starts Today!

METROPOLIS – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) kicked off his 2020 Summer Reading Club on Tuesday.

Windhorst says this year’s summer reading club, like almost everything else, is a little different than previous years.

“This year we were delayed in getting started with our summer reading club because students were not in school as summer began,” Windhorst said. “Since schools and libraries were closed, we started a little later in the summer and extended the deadline for returning completed forms until after Labor Day.”

Students in 1st through 5th grade that read 8 books between now and September 8, 2020, will be awarded an official certificate from the Illinois House of Representatives recognizing their commitment to reading as well as a coupon for a free Culver’s custard from Culver’s in Marion.

“I want to thank Culver’s in Marion for being a partner in helping promote this year’s summer reading program,” Windhorst said. “Although this year is a bit different, we’re encouraging kids to read and to work to achieve a goal. This year we will also allow Accelerated Reader (AR) books to count towards the 8 books for students to complete the program.”

Students may email completed forms to or return by mail to:

State Representative Patrick Windhorst
2 N. Vine Street, Suite 5A
Harrisburg, IL 62946