Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Representing the 2nd District of Oklahoma
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Congressman Mullin Kicks off 2nd District Reading Program

Jun 10, 2013
Press Release
Mullin visits libraries in three counties to promote reading

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2013

MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin today kicked off his initiative to encourage children to read this summer by visiting three libraries in the 2nd District.

“The more you read, the better you become at reading, the more your vocabulary increases and the more you learn,” Mullin said. “With this summer reading program and the program already in place in public libraries, I hope 2nd District students spend a lot of time reading.”

Mullin began the day at the Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library in Sallisaw where he toured the library. Mullin then traveled to Eufaula where he read to a group of young children. His final stop was in McAlester, where he ate lunch with about 20 children and encouraged them to read.  Community and school leaders joined Mullin at each stop to underscore the importance of literacy.

At each stop, Mullin made a donation to the library of the children’s book “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes. The book explains the legislative process. An additional donation of books from the Library of Congress is planned for each public library in the 2nd District.

"Anytime someone encourages children to read it's a good time for us," said Eufaula Library Branch Manager Margaret Collins of Mullin's stop in the library.

Mullin said he hopes to grow participation in a 2nd District reading program every summer.

“I am excited to see how many books children in the 2nd District can read this summer and I look forward to coming to the winner’s school and eating lunch with them,” Mullin added.

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Contact: Ashley Kehl, 202-225-2701, ashley.kehl@mail.house.gov or Angie Gallant 918-351-8700, angie.gallant@mail.house.gov.