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West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

(Woodland, CA) – Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento, has received a $500 matching prize from ScholarShare, California’s 529 College Savings Plan.

Last year, ScholarShare partnered with California public libraries to conduct drawings that gave participants, ages 18 and under, a chance to win $500 in the statewide Summer Reading Program. More than 790,000 Californians of all ages signed up at their local library for the summer reading program. Earlier this month, ScholarShare announced the 40 winners; one from each of California’s senatorial districts. ScholarShare also gave a matching $500 prize to each winner’s local library, which in the 6th Senatorial District, benefitted the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.

Summer Reading Kickoff: Read for the Win

Summer Reading Kickoff: Read for the Win
Summer Reading Kickoff: Read for the Win
05-14-2016 - 05-14-2016
Sacramento Public Library
https://www.saclibrary.org/About-Us/News/2016/April/Summer-Reading-kickoff-events-May-14
Admission: Free
 
(916) 264-2920
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City of Elk Grove Big Truck Day

City of Elk Grove Big Truck Day

Celebrate National Public Works Week with the City of Elk Grove at Big Truck Day.  Honk the horn on the bus, get behind the wheel of a semi-truck, build a castle in the sand, play with GIANT bubbles, enjoy storytime, and learn about all of the vehicles involved in maintaining a City at this FREE event geared towards kids 2-6.  Food trucks and fun included!

 

Discover & Go with the Yolo County Library

Discover & Go with the Yolo County Library

Are you looking for new places to take your family that are educational and inexpensive?  Then come check out the award-winning Discover & Go program that offers Yolo County Library cardholders free and low-cost passes to over 40 museums, science centers, zoos, theatres and other cultural venues throughout Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area!

This unique partnership between cultural venues and libraries was launched in 2011 to provide California library cardholders with discounted admission to cultural institutions in their own backyard.  In Yolo and Sacramento County alone, library card holders will have access to the Gibson House Museum, Sacramento Children’s Museum and the Croker Art Museum. In addition, cardholders can choose from over 35 destinations including:

Harry Potter Film Festival

Harry Potter Film Festival
Harry Potter Film Festival
10-31-2015 - 12-12-2015
Sacramento Public Library
http://www.saclibrary.org/Locations/Franklin/
Admission: Free
 
(916) 264-2920
 
Start Time(s): Saturdays 1pm-4pm
Can you handle the magic? Join the Franklin Library for a seven-week film festival of all eight Harry Potter movies, beginning on Halloween and ending with a two-film marathon of Deathly Hallows Popcorn will be provided  Note: This free program hosted by the Franklin Community Library is designed for school-age children and teens and their families Films 1-3 are rated PG, and films 4-8 are rated PG-13
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Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.