Governor and First Lady Launch 2019 Summer Reading Program

Ashlee Buccholz

Elementary school students across the state of Utah are invited to participate in a summer reading challenge. Students who read 20 minutes a day and report their reading by July 15 to will receive a ticket to a Salt Lake Bee’s Game at Smith’s Ball Park.

Read Today Night at the Smith’s Ball Park will be on July 31, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.*

Read Governor Herbert and First Lady Jeanette Herbert’s letter to students here:

Dear Families and Friends,

Welcome to our 2019 Summer Reading Challenge. Reading is the basic tool for success in school, work, and throughout life. Research shows the foundation for reading must be laid early in childhood.

This year we are again partnering with KSL Read Today, The Deseret News, The Utah State Library Division and the Salt Lake Bees. Bookmarks were distributed to every child in public and charter schools across Utah in May with information about this year’s program.

You can find more information and print off a reading sheet at:

Libraries offer free book clubs, story times, puppet shows, and many other fun activities to help you and your child read together. Reading opens up an world of adventure. We invite you and your family to visit your local library this summer to read and learn together.

Jeanette Herbert, First Lady
Gary Herbert, Governor

*Ages 2-12. All prizes are subject to availability.