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SHOREWOOD – To prevent the “summer slide,” State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel is launching a Summer Reading Club for children and young people who live in the 49th State Senate District.

“Summer reading is a fantastic way to keep kids’ minds active during the summer months,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “This program will help them make reading into a habit and prepare kids for the upcoming school year.”

The Summer Book Club requires students to read eight books of their choice during the summer break, record the names of the books on a form and return the form to Loughran Cappel’s office by Aug. 12. Everyone who completes the Summer Book Club will receive a gift card and certificate from Senator Loughran Cappel. 

“Keeping your mind active with reading makes your brain stronger,” said Loughran Cappel. “I hope that kids of all ages will take advantage of this opportunity and be rewarded for their hard work.” 

To receive a book club form, visit to download and print the form. Parents can also call Loughran Cappel’s office at 815-267-6119 to request a copy by mail.

Loughran Cappel urges interested residents to call her office with any additional questions.