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Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

As the regions full-service volunteer action center, Hands on Sacramento welcomes new community partners looking for volunteers.  Whether your agency has one time or ongoing needs for volunteers, you can post opportunities on the Hands on Sacramento website.  Over 16,000 Sacramento residents are registered and looking to help!

State Indian Museum Presents “Just for Kids” Native American Book Sale – 4/21-25

State Indian Museum Presents “Just for Kids” Native American Book Sale – 4/21-25

In celebration of the Museum’s 75th anniversary happening this year, the State Indian Museum and California State Parks are proud to present a “Just for Kids” Native American Book Sale on Tuesday, April 21 through Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Given the important role books and reading play in shaping the lives of youngsters, this is an important opportunity to provide education about Native American culture -- for now and for the future.  These books help youngsters learn Native stories and legends, and are suitable for storytelling both at home and in the classroom.  With special discounts offered only during the sale, this is a great opportunity for teachers and parents to stock up and save.

Midtown Business Association Launches Little Free Library® at the Midtown Farmers Market!

Midtown Business Association Launches  Little Free Library® at the Midtown Farmers Market!

Calling all book lovers and future “foodies”!  As part of the recent re-launch of the Midtown Farmers Market and designed to inspire a love for reading and eating fresh, the Midtown Business Association is proud to announce a new and ongoing addition – a Little Free Library® – starting on Saturday, April 4, 2015. 

All Aboard for Story Time at the Railroad Museum!

All Aboard for Story Time at the Railroad Museum!

All Aboard for Story Time! 

Let railroads help introduce and foster the love of reading for your little ones!  California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to introduce a new reading program on the first Monday of each month starting on 11 a.m. on April 7, 2014.  With exciting locomotives and railroad exhibits as visual backdrops, this interactive and fun new program is designed for imaginative young children ages two to five.  Museum staff will read a different railroad-related book each month, starting with All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund for the premiere “All Aboard for Story Time!” in April.  Afterward, little ones can enjoy the Museum with their parents.  Whether its toy trains or big locomotives, there is something to discover in the Museum that will thrill children of all ages! 

“The Slender Poe at the Sacramento Public Library”

“The Slender Poe at the Sacramento Public Library”

“The Slender Poe &  More”

The Sacramento Public Library One Book Read 2013 is “The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe” . In celebration of this year’s book they are hosting several Poe inspired events. Earlier in September they were part of the Sacramento Film & Music Festival’s Friday night Poe Project. That project was a combined effort for the Library and the Capital Film Arts Alliance along with others and was a huge success. Their next event is the public debut of “The Slender Poe”, published by I Street Press with  a reading of “The Raven” by John Allen Cann, Professor and Poet. 

Friends of the Rio Linda Library Book Store Celebrates First Anniversary

Friends of the Rio Linda Library Book Store Celebrates First Anniversary

The Friends of the Library Book Store First Anniversary Celebration 

October 12, 2013 

1:pm to 8:pm 

440 Elkhorn Blvd, #7, Rio Linda, CA 95673  

Door prizes, refreshments and thousands of books & more for sale. 

Proceeds support the children’s and adult programs at the Rio Linda Library.  

For more info please go to www.facebook.com/TheFriendsOfTheLibraryBookStore

Or visit the store… Open: Fri and Sat, 1:pm to 7:pm

Source: Lon Lee, Friends of the Rio Linda Library

ScholarShare Children's Book Festival

All aboard for reading! Join News10 at Fairytale Town for the 13th annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival on September 28 and 29.

Sherri Duskey Rinker, the New York Times bestselling author of "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site" and "Steam Train, Dream Train," will headline the two-day Festival. Admission to the Festival and Fairytale Town is free to the public thanks to the event's sponsor, ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

Rinker will present "Steam Train, Dream Train," which debuted in the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list in April 2013. "Steam Train, Dream Train" is the eagerly anticipated follow up book to "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site," Rinker's first picture book and the number one New York Times bestseller.