(Woodland, CA) – Join Yolo County Library staff at Raley Field on Friday, May 26 as we kick-off our annual Summer Reading Program. Watch the Sacramento River Cats battle the Memphis Redbirds and support the Library by purchasing special Assembly section seats for the game. Tickets may be purchased online by going to www.yolocountylibrary.org. Simply click on the scrolling “Summer Fun” banner, click on Find Tickets, and use the Promo Code: YOLO17. Yolo County Library receives a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales as well as proceeds from the game night’s 50/50 raffle.
Funds raised will support Yolo County Library’s summer reading programs. “Children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to two months of learning by the time they return to school in the fall,” said Yolo County Library Administrator Chris Crist. “Library summer reading programs help prevent summer learning loss by building a bridge so children score higher on reading and math when they return to school.”
Game attendees can sign up for the Summer Reading Program, receive special incentives at the Library’s outreach table, check out books from the Library Book Bike, sit in the special “Yolo County Library” section, and cheer for beloved Esparto Regional Library Branch Supervisor Malinda Baker as she throws the first pitch!
Fans can still support the Library even if they are unable to attend the May 26 game. Tickets purchased for the fundraiser may be exchanged at the River Cats box office for any Sunday-Thursday game in the 2017 season.
Gates open at 5:00 P.M. and the first pitch will be thrown at 7:05 P.M. Carpools of four or more persons may receive a free parking voucher: http://bit.ly/CarpoolPass. Additional River Cats promotions that evening include Irish/Scottish Heritage Night and Orange Friday, featuring live music, post-game fireworks, giveaways, and orange Sactown jerseys.
Yolo County Library’s annual Summer Reading Program runs from May 26 through August 19. Each of the eight library branches will celebrate this year’s theme, Reading by Design, by hosting programs that include reading incentives for children, teens, and adults. The Summer Reading Program is free and sponsored by the various Friends of the Library groups and local donors.
For more information, visit your local Yolo County Library branch or the Yolo County Library website at: www.yolocountylibrary.org. You can also connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.