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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:

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. 

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!

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

Adult Writers' Gathering

Adult Writers' Gathering

North Highlands-Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Road, Antelope

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
6:30 PM

Gather at the library with other writers and hone your craft. Bring samples of your writing to share, offer ideas and feedback on others' projects, and participate in free-writing exercises to jumpstart your creativity. Open to adults and older teens of all writing levels.

For details, telephone the Sacramento Public Library at (916) 264-2920 or visit www.saclibrary.org.

Source: Don Burns, Sacramento Public Library

One Book, One Community

One Book, One Community

The community that reads together, can grow together, and that's the goal of One Book, One Community.

This spring, residents can participate in Auburn's first ever One Book, One Community, a program that encourages everyone to read the same book and then participate in discussions and events about it. 

This year's inaugural selection is "Nature Noir" by Jordan Fisher Smith. Smith is a retired state park ranger who patrolled the American River Canyon for 14 years. His book details his experiences trying to maintain land that was destined to be underwater. The American River Canyon in Auburn was set to become a lake once the Auburn Dam was constructed. Construction never happened and the land remains open to hikers, bicyclists, horse riders and more to this day.