Rep. Stephens Announces Oceans of Possibilities 2023 Summer Reading Program

CHICAGO – This summer, State Representative Brad Stephens (R-Rosemont) is launching his annual summer reading program. He invites 20th District young students to participate in his “Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program” during their summer vacation.

“Whether you’re spending your summer on vacation, at home, or exploring new adventures in nature, there’s no companion like a good book!” said Rep. Stephens. “I encourage eligible students to participate in my summer reading program to grow their minds, learn something new, and expand their imaginations. Spend your summer vacation with a good book and dive right in to this summer reading program!”

To be a summer reader, Kindergarten through 5th graders in the 20th District or who attend schools in the 20th District must read ten books during their summer vacation. Books over 150 pages may count for two books and books for local library programs are also acceptable.

All participants who read ten books will receive a voucher for two tickets to see the Chicago Wolves. The individual who reads the most books beyond the ten book goal, this summer’s “Grand Champion,” will receive two tickets for Disney on Ice.

After reading their books, students should have their parents visit and click “Summer Reading Program.” There, they can list how many books they have read over the summer. Parents and students can also drop off or mail a paper form at Rep. Stephens’ Chicago district office (5515 N. East River Rd.) that is available for download on

Informational brochures on state and local programs will also be available. Constituents with questions may call (773) 444-0611.