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Library kicks off Summer Reading this weekend with parties around the region

Sacramento, Calif. - On Saturday, Sacramento Public Library will kick off Summer Reading 2017 with kick-off parties at 10 of its locations.

Adults, teens and kids alike are invited to come out, sign up for Summer Reading and enjoy live-animal demonstrations, facepainting, storytelling, science experiments, ice cream and other activities. (Activities are location dependent, see list below).

This year's Summer Reading theme is "Read by Design" and encourages people of all ages to not only read, but to expand their minds with STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)-related activities. Summer Reading runs through August 15. More information at


* 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Color run | Fair Oaks Library, 11601 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks (race starts at 11 a.m.)

11 to 11:30 a.m. | Taiko drumming & carnival games | Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library, 7335 Gloria Drive

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Juggler & face painting | Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard

* 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Fenix Drum & Dance Company | Franklin Library, 10055 Franklin High Rd., Elk Grove

1 to 2 p.m. | Hands-on science experiments | North Highlands-Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Rd., Antelope

2 to 3 p.m. | Live-animal (bird) presentation | South Natomas Library, 2901 Truxel Road

* 2 to 3:30 p.m. | Ice cream social | Carmichael Library, 5605 Marconi Ave., Carmichael

2 to 4 p.m. | Storyteller & creative activities | Southgate Library, 6132 66th Avenue

2 to 3 p.m. | Live-animal (reptiles) presentation | Ella K. McClatchy Library, 2112 22nd Street

3 to 3:45 p.m. | Cowboy storyteller | Rio Linda Library, 631 L St., Rio Linda

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