SACRAMENTO, Calif. – To the delight of children, rail fans and baseball enthusiasts of all ages,
it’s all aboard for a special story time with the popular Sacramento River Cats Mascot “Dinger” and
his partner “Mike on the Mic” on Monday, May 2, 2016. Beginning at 11 a.m., Mike on the Mic will
read the illustrated children’s book Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey and Zachary's Ball by Matt Tavares while Diner listens in attentively along with the children. Afterward, the duo will pose for
pictures and greet Story Time participants. Through this interactive and fun program, parents are encouraged to let trains and railroading introduce and foster the love of reading with their
imaginative young children ages two to five.
The All Aboard for Story Time! reading program -- first introduced in 2014 by California State Parks
and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation – has expanded to a weekly offering every
Monday morning at 11 a.m. year-round. Different railroad-related books are showcased each
month during Story Time! after which children and parents are encouraged to enjoy exploring the
Museum. Whether it’s toy trains or big locomotives, there is something to discover in the Museum
– North America’s most popular railroad museum -- that will thrill children (and adults) of all ages.
The All Aboard for Story Time! program is included with Museum admission: $10 adults; $5 youths
ages 6-17; free for children ages 5 and under. For more information about the reading program or
the Railroad Museum in general, please call 916-323-9280 or visit www.csrmf.org