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NATOMAS, CA - On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, News10 will be partnering withSouth Natomas Library to host a book drive andcomplete a mini-makeover of the library's Kids Space.

The event is part of News10's contribution to "Make A Difference Day 2012", as well as an ongoing commitmentto learning and enrichment in local neighborhoods.

During the project, News10 volunteers will be assisting with painting, carpentry, cleaning, anddecorationto create a bright open space filled with toys, books and tools that encourage young children and their parents to talk, sing, read, write and play together - five key activities that encourage kids to develop a life-long love of reading and learning.

Specific Make a Difference Day projects at the library willfeature the installation of interactive, wall-mounted learning toys, including three iPads with the "early learning app of the day," and the creation of a bright fresh space where young children can experience story times.

Citizens are encouraged to drop off their new or gently used books at the South Natomas Library at 2901 Truxel Road, Sacramento, CA 95833 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Books in English, as well as foreign languages are greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact the library at (916) 264-2700.

In addition to Sacramento County, fellow libraries in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Yoloand ColusaCounties will host their own "Make A Difference Day" projects and donation drives. Discover what other libraries are participating and how you can make a difference on this national day of community support by visiting our Make A Difference Day Resource Guide.

Make A Difference Day Signage:

Following are two News10 Make A Difference Day posters avalaible for use with your project:

News10 Make A Difference Day Poster [PDF]- Help us spread the word!

Make A Difference Day Book Drive Poster [PDF]

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