By Anne Eickstadt

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
Mayor Mike joins YMCA kids at the Belvidere Fire Station to spend Read 815 time with Chief Hyser and the firefighters.


“I’ve been bragging that we have the best readers around,” said Mayor Mike Chamberlain. “If they continue reading through the summer, then they will do very well throughout the school year.”

The Read 815 program is designed to get both children and adults reading. The objective is for each person to read a book a week to keep their brain active, stimulated, and learning new things.

“Read two books and come to City Hall,” said Mayor Mike, “I’ll give you a ‘Belvidere” wristband.”

Read two books and come to the Belvidere Daily Republican office, 130 S. State St. and I will give you a pass to the Wild West Town in Union.

The BDR will keep you posted as other sponsors join in.

Partner reading programs in the Winnebago/Boone County area are:


For complete article, please pick up the Aug. 1 BDR.

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