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May 29, 2012
Summer Reading poster display at Central Library

Summer Reading commences on June 1 at the Sacramento Public Library, and in celebration, summer reading posters from years past will be on display at the Central Library. Eye-catching posters representing five decades of summer reading programs have been pulled from the library archives and will be exhibited on the first floor of the library from June 6 through mid-August, 2012. 

Summer Reading 1980.JPGSummer Reading 1995.JPG Sacramento Public Library has hosted summer reading programs for over 50 years. The programs encourage children's reading over the summer months through reading challenges, story times, and other special programs. This year's theme is DREAM BIG, and Summer Reading runs from June 1 through August 15. Participants can sign up and learn more at http://www.saclibrary.org/.

IMAGE CREDIT: 1980 Sacramento Public Library Summer Reading poster ("Super People") and 1995 Summer Reading poster ("Hunt for Treasure"). From the Archives of the Sacramento Public Library.

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About Sac History Happenings

California and Sacramento have a long, rich, vibrant history. And our region is blessed with an abundance of historical resources maintained by museums, libraries, archives and societies. This blog aims to alert readers to the latest developments in local/state historical education and research.

Send tips concerning upcoming exhibits, tours, lectures and meetings, as well as new books, magazine articles and online collections to the blog's contributors.

The Contributors:

Michael Dolgushkin

Michael Dolgushkin is Manuscript Librarian at the California State Library History Section. He is co-author of San Francisco's California Street Cable Cars and is a frequent contributor to the California State Library Foundation Bulletin. Contact him at mdolgushkin@library.ca.gov.

Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham is a Certified Archivist working in the Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library. She earned a BS in History from Southern Oregon University and a MS in Information Studies with an emphasis in archives from The University of Texas at Austin. Contact her at agraham@saclibrary.org.

Pete basofin

Pete Basofin is Director of Editorial Research at The Sacramento Bee. He previously worked at The St. Petersburg Times and Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. Contact him at pbasofin@sacbee.com.

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