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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

River Cats rev up Taylor School

River Cats rev up Taylor School

“I Can! I Will! Succeed!” That was the message that students at Taylor Street Elementary School heard from Tony Asaro, Community Relations Spokesperson for the Sacramento Rivercats on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday’s event celebrated the kick-off of state testing of 2nd-6th grade students at Taylor Street Elementary. The Sacramento Rivercats sponsor school programs centered on the AAA theme of “Attitude, Attendance and Academics” and that theme was emphasized to students as they were encouraged to believe in themselves and do their best not only on the test but in all aspects of their lives.

Over the next two weeks students will be testing in English-Language Arts, Math and Science.

Go Taylor Bears!

Reading volunteer opportunities available

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!