Game Day at the Central Library & Summer Reading Program


There are some activities I just can’t wait to write about, and this post is one of those.  East Sacramento Mom is a big supporter of our local libraries and we try our best to encourage you to be as well. Aside from the many story times offered throughout the week there are often special programs during the month and all summer long.

On Saturday, June 26 from 2PM to 5PM adults can participate in a Game Day at the Central Library. I’m sure this activity would be appropriate for teens and even preteens when accompanied by a parent. Game Day is a monthly program and in June the featured games are Skate 2, Rock Band and Street Fighter IV. Remember that parking is *FREE* downtown on Saturdays.

Game Day is *FREE* but registration is required. Click HERE to register. The Central Library is located at 828 I Street and for more information click HERE or call 916.264.2700.

A couple of weeks ago while at the McKinley Library with our toddler a librarian asked if we were signed up for the Summer Reading Program. No sooner than we replied, “Not yet” she had a pencil and clipboard in hand, writing down our little guy’s name and age. We walked out with a super cool swag bag.

I’ll admit that I was skeptical about how many of the Bingo boxes on our activity sheet we were going to be able to mark off with our not-yet-18-month-old, but we are already half way there! The activities are age appropriate and we were super excited to see that a lot of them were things we did on a daily basis. I’m going to save our full Summer Reading activity lists each year to show the progress our kiddo has made and reinforce the importance of literacy.

Oh, did I mention there are PRIZES involved for those who are completing the Summer Reading Program? Participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of these:

  • Sony Reader with a $25 Reader Store gift card
  • iPod Touch with a $25 iTunes gift card
  • Nintendo DSi with a $25 Target gift card
  • Target gift card
  • Sign up for the *FREE* Sacramento Public Library’s Summer Reading Program at any local library OR online by clicking HERE. For more information click HERE.

    If you’re participating in the Summer Reading Program, we want to know! What age group? What do you think of the activities? Comment below or send us an email to eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com.

    We’ll see you there!


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