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Come explore your curiosity about all things with wheels at the Big Wheels Festival with News10!

See up close and personal the inner workings of a News10 Live van! Learn how our reporters and infield anchors bring daily information to you from the field!

The free family event will also feature outdoor displays of a variety of commercial and private vehicles, including amazing trucks; vintage cars; farm equipment; military, police and fire vehicles; racing cars; and many more of every shape and size.

Among the exhibited vehicles will be the "Dream Big" monster motorcycle that measures more than 11 feet tall!

News10's Reading Connect seeking literacy volunteer opportunities

News10 is proud to provide you with our Reading Connects program which is our campaign to promote literacy in our community. But we are even more excited that you...our viewers...are just as passionate about the cause!

If you know of a literacy volunteer opportunity, we want to hear about it.

Please email the information to writer@news10.net

We'll post it on News10 My Neighborhood, so potential volunteers can learn about it and contact you.

The more we all share, the more opportunities we'll have for you...and the greater the impact we'll make in our communities.

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

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by Maria Barrs, News10 General Manager

NEWS10 is pleased to announce the launch of a major initiative to help improve our community.

It's called "Reading Connects," and its purpose is to help build a stronger community, one reader at a time.

NEWS10 is teaming up with parents, businesses, schools, libraries and volunteers to improve the literacy rate in our area.
We are combining the power of television, the web, and social media with the power of good people who want to make a difference.

And the "Kids Reading to Pets" Sweepstakes Contest Winner is...

And the "Kids Reading to Pets" Sweepstakes Contest Winner is...

Last month News10 My Neighborhood gave a shout out to our communities and ask you to send us a picture of a child reading to a pet. The pictures were then put into our photo gallery article and the names were submitted into our random drawing, where the winner was to receive a prize.

PHOTOS: Kids Reading to Pets

This contest was part of News10's Reading Connects campaign, which is our effort at improving the literacy rate in our area.

Research has shown that children's reading skills improve when they read to their pets, hence the inspiration for this contest.

The winner of our "Kids Reading to Pets" sweepstakes contest random drawing was Jill, who submitted a picture of her son, Devin, reading to his dog, Jake.

Devin was around a year old when the

Sacramento, Stockton make top 25 PaceSetters list for reading

SACRAMENTO -- The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recognized 25 cities and counties as Community Solutions PaceSetters for their work addressing the challenges that keep low-income children from mastering reading by the end of third grade.

The PaceSetters will be honored at a conference June 30-July 2 in Denver that will launch a national network committed to grade-level reading.

Altogether, 124 cities and regions have joined the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Community Network, adopting a collective impact strategy that engages the full community around the goal of supporting low-income children from birth through third grade.

These efforts involve schools but acknowledge that schools alone cannot address the myriad challenges that keep children from learning to read. In particular, the Campaign is focusing on:

-- School Readiness-preparing young children to begin school ready to learn