Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Rep. Dovilla Announces "Legislator for a Day" Reading Program

COLUMBUS—State Representative Dovilla (R-Berea) has announced a partnership with local libraries on his “Become a Legislator for a Day” reading program. Children in grades one through six may participate in the program by visiting the Berea, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls or Strongsville branches of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, picking up a bookmark and recording five books that they have read on the back of the bookmark. Once the books have been read and recorded, participants should return the bookmark to the library no later than Friday, April 8, 2011. The completed bookmark serves as an entry form for each child, who will have the opportunity to be randomly selected as a “Legislator for a Day.”

“I am pleased to be working with 18th District libraries to promote this exciting program for our children,” said Dovilla. “As we encourage young people to read, this initiative will also provide opportunities for them to learn more about Ohio government and the rich history of our great state.”

Each participating library branch will have one child selected to become a legislator for a day. Winners will receive a VIP tour of the Ohio Statehouse, which will include participating in a mock legislative hearing and lunch with State Representative Mike Dovilla.