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Simon Reads at Old State Capitol
Today, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon read books by Illinois authors at the Old State Capitol.
This was at the launch of the Illinois Reads campaign. Simon is an official Illinois Reads ambassador and was joined by advocates, educators, and researchers to promote reading in Illinois.
Children, teachers, and active readers were able to meet with Illinois authors, who are headlined through Illinois Reads.
Simon thinks programs like these help to keep books and reading competitive with the internet, TV, and video games.
"But I think it's also important to remember that books are a great way of conveying information, of exciting your imagination, of transporting you to other places, and sometimes we have to do some advocacy for books as well, and that's what we're doing here today," said Simon.
If you want to become an Illinois Reads Ambassador you can. Just click here.