Don’t sit through your summer with nothing to do – or read. Come to any library in the Sacramento County and check out a book.


The Sacramento Library will host a kickoff for the “Paws to Read!” summer reading program on Sunday, June 1st from 1 to 2pm.  It will be held at the Central Library at 828 I St. and is a free event for all ages.


The goal of this kickoff event is to inspire kids of all ages to join the summer reading program.


“I’m looking forward to another year,” says Joshua, a child who checks out books at the Bradshaw Library, states. “I’m really looking forward to the prizes too.”


For every five books read by a participant, an entry will be submitted for the grand prize drawings within the 28 branches.


The prizes include:

One iPad mini per age group. (Kids and Teens, Adults)

One $50 Barnes and Noble gift card per branch, 3 per location.


The kickoff will include many family friendly activities such as face painting, henna tattoos, arts and crafts, and more. The kickoff will also include a performance from the musical duo, The Poodlums, who will be performing from 1 to 2PM. From 12 to 4PM, a Scholastic Book Fair will also be open for all to attend. All proceeds from the Scholastic book fair will be used to provide more prizes for the Paws to Read! summer reading program.


The kickoff and summer reading program is free for all ages.


For more information on the event, you can visit the Sacramento Central Library or click here.