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10 Books to Read Launch Party

News10, The Sacramento Public Library, and ScholarShare have joined forces to bring you "10 Books to Read," a new local program encouraging parents, grandparents and caregivers to read with their children.

Every month, Sacramento Public Library librarians will select books based on their accessibility, appeal, and readability.  These selections will be listed on the "10 Books to Read" page at saclibrary.org, making it easy to find new books that spark the imagination and generate a love of reading.  From classic family favorites to award winning titles, the lists have something to captivate any child's imagination.

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by Maria Barrs, News10 General Manager

NEWS10 is pleased to announce the launch of a major initiative to help improve our community.

It's called "Reading Connects," and its purpose is to help build a stronger community, one reader at a time.

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.

And the "Kids Reading to Pets" Sweepstakes Contest Winner is...

And the "Kids Reading to Pets" Sweepstakes Contest Winner is...

Last month News10 My Neighborhood gave a shout out to our communities and ask you to send us a picture of a child reading to a pet. The pictures were then put into our photo gallery article and the names were submitted into our random drawing, where the winner was to receive a prize.

PHOTOS: Kids Reading to Pets

This contest was part of News10's Reading Connects campaign, which is our effort at improving the literacy rate in our area.

Research has shown that children's reading skills improve when they read to their pets, hence the inspiration for this contest.

The winner of our "Kids Reading to Pets" sweepstakes contest random drawing was Jill, who submitted a picture of her son, Devin, reading to his dog, Jake.

Devin was around a year old when the

Summer reading underway, chance to win prizes

SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Public Library's Summer Reading 2012 Program is underway through August called "Dream Big Read!"

It's for kids of all ages.  Preschool and adults can get in on the fun as well.

How it works is that you get a Tic Tac Toe Board each month and cross off boxes that include "read a book of your choice" or "attend a library program."

Once you check off three boxes you earn a free book. When you do the whole board, you can enter for a grand prize including an iPad or $100 Target gift card.

News10's Melissa Crowley signed her entire family up and her 3-year-old got her first card!

"Very exciting and all free. There are also special events and activities like magic shows and Chinese classes at the 28 branches," Crowley said.

Upcoming Mixed Genre Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop - June 30

Upcoming Mixed Genre Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop - June 30

Sacramento writer Valerie Fioravanti believes there are fiction and creative nonfiction writers in the greater Sacramento area hungry for learning experiences from what she refers to as Master Teachers.  These are writers with rich publication and teaching histories, the kind of writers who teach in the best MFA programs and writers conferences across the country, teachers who write craft texts or edit prominent magazines.

Upcoming Mixed Genre Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop
 - June 30 & July 1 (location Midtown)

Lynn Freed has published six novels, a story collection, and a collection of essays.