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Summer Reading Partypalooza at Rocklin Library

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Are you looking for ways to help retain your child?s reading level and keep them engaged during the summer break? Sign up for the free Summer Reading Program at the Rocklin Library. The reading program will start June 1 and run through Aug. 1. Pick up a reading log to keep track of your child?s reading. Your child can claim a prize when they reach half their goal and again when they complete their summer reading goal. In addition, the Rocklin Friends of the Library are sponsoring free events after library hours on June 9, June 30 and July 14. The summer program will kick off on June 9 with the Dream Big Summer Reading Partypalooza. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. kids can watch a magician, get their faces painted, join in a sing along and do a take home craft. The Rocklin Police Department will be providing parents with Child Identification Kits. The Identification Kits are free and will contain a photo, fingerprints, hair sample, instructions for DNA collection, chart for dental records, and safety suggestions. On June 30 from 5 to 6 p.m., there will be a campfire sing along for families featuring Bonnie Lockhart. The program is designed to maximize children?s participation through singing games, rhythm bands, lyric improvisation, and story-telling songs. Participants will join in songs from many cultures and countries. Science Night with Mad Science will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 14. This event will feature a 30-minute educational show. There will be displays and hands-on experiments for give children a chance to engage in scientific learning. Participants can learn how our eyes play tricks on us. They can uncover the science of holograms, take home a pair of rainbow glasses, explore states of matter and discover the ooey-gooey origins of plastics. Visit www.placer.ca. gov/library for updates on the summer programs and to see what other programs are planned at other Placer County libraries.