Rep. Stephens Oceans of Possibilities 2023 Summer Reading Program

This summer, State Rep. Brad Stephens is bringing back his summer reading program. He invites 20th District K-5th graders to dive into the “Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program.” The 20th District is home to terrific libraries with depths of books beneath their surfaces.

To be a summer reader, Kindergarten through 5th graders in the 20th District or who attend schools in the 20th District must read 10 books during their summer vacation. Books for local library programs are also acceptable and books over 150 pages may count for two books.

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

All participants who read 10 books will receive a voucher for 2 tickets to see the Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena during the 2023-24 Season. The individual who reads the most books beyond the 10-book goal—this summer’s “Grand Champion”—will receive 2 tickets for Disney on Ice.

Rep. Stephens will also have informational brochures on state and local programs available.

Submission of the Google Form or paper form is due by August 15th, 2023.

If using the paper form, please enclose a page with additional books if the student read over 10 books.