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News10's 'Reading Connects'

News10 has launched a major initiative called 'Reading Connects.' Its purpose is to help build a stronger community, one reader at a time.

Fact: 37% of third graders in Sacramento read at grade level. 74% of those students will never catch up.

News10 is teaming up with parents, businesses, schools, libraries and volunteers to improve the literacy rate in our area. We are combining the power of television, the web, and social media with the power of good people who want to make a difference.

Reading is one of the keys to a successful and productive life.

A minor investment of your time can change the path of a child's life.

We are here to help with information, resources and opportunities- for you to help build a better community.

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Get your Poe on!

Sacramento Public Library has chosen the stories and poems of early 19th-century American author Edgar Allan Poe for its 2013 One Book Sacramento project - the community's biggest book club!

The Poe Project invites local amateur filmmakers to create short films based on a Poe work or theme, which are no longer than 13 minutes. Or, you may enter the full-length screenwriting competition of an adaptation of Poe's work.

Entries are due in late summer 2013 and cash prizes will be awarded.

A workshop that explains the competition is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, at The Art Institute of Sacramento, 2850 Gateway Oaks Drive, Sacramento.

For more information about January 22 workshop, please contact Mary Beth Barber at (916) 429-5105 or Laurie Pederson at (916) 600-6477 or by e-mail at info@capitalfilmarts.com.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration: Fairytale Town

"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." And there was no one quite like Dr. Seuss! Celebrate Theodore Seuss Geisel's birthday at Fairytale Town with Seuss-themed hands-on activities around the park and a nonstop read-aloud of your favorite Seuss books. "If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good."

News10's Sac & Co host Mellisa Paul will be a featured celebrity reader at noon. Come enjoy this free program with paid park admission, Saturday March 2nd from 11 am until 3pm.

Help local libraries while saving on your groceries

You can help out the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library 
the next time you go grocery shopping!

If you shop at BelAir, Raleys or Nob Hill Grocery stores, a percentage of your purchases will benefit the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library.

If you already have a "Something Extra" card, simply go to the website below and type in "Friends of the Sac", and the Friends of the Library organization will be displayed, or type in "95814" and select the Friends.

Click Here to Help the Friends of the Library

If you do not already have a "Something Extra" card, you can sign up for one in any Raley's or BelAir store, or online at Raleys.com.

916 Ink: Combating illiteracy through creativity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The numbers tell the story. In Sacramento, only 37 percent of 3rd graders read at grade level.

In a time when the creative arts have plummeted in public schools, 916 Ink helps fill the gap between storytelling, writing, and literacy by creating publishing opportunities for youth.

The Sacramento non-profit makes sure youth are proficient in, and empowered through, the written word. As a way to spread this idea, 916 Ink provides creative writing workshops in libraries, schools and community organizations.

The literacy rates in Sacramento are dismal; 85 percent of all juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate.

The Department of Justice states, "The link between academic failure and delinquency, violence and crime is welded to reading failure."

12th Annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival

Help grow and inspire a love of reading with News10 at the 12th annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival! Enjoy a celebration of books, reading and childhood on September 29 and 30 at Fairytale Town. The two-day Festival-the largest early childhood literacy event in the region-is free to the public, thanks to the generous support of ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

The Festival features dynamic presentations from children's book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities, a book fair and information booths from literacy and arts organizations.