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  • Paul Kitagaki Jr. / pkitagaki@sacbee.com

    Capital fat cat Norm Lopez cleans himself during the "Paws to Read with Norm Lopez" summer reading event at the Sacramento Central Library on Sunday. The theme of this year’s Summer Reading program is “Paws to Read”. Many of our programs will include actual animals that children can come see.

  • Paul Kitagaki Jr. / pkitagaki@sacbee.com

    Norm Lopez is used to the cameras by now. Called by some “the mayor of midtown,” the 26-pounder became a celebrity cat last year when he was mistakenly taken to a shelter.

  • Paul Kitagaki Jr. / pkitagaki@sacbee.com

    Capital fat cat Norm Lopez lies on the floor as Tony Pagliaroli reads to his sons Giovanni, 5, during the "Paws to Read" summer reading event at the Sacramento Central Library on Sunday in Sacramento. The theme of this year’s Summer Reading program is Paws to Read. Many of our programs will include actual animals that children can come see. Children can learn about pet care and nutrition, meet police K9s and other service dogs, or visit a petting zoo.

Video: Norm is large and in charge at library event

Published: Monday, Jun. 9, 2014 - 12:05 am
Last Modified: Monday, Jun. 9, 2014 - 8:47 am

Kids had their pictures taken with Sacramento’s most fat cat at the Central Library’s “Paws to Read with Norm Lopez” event on Sunday. The summer reading celebration featured a feline-themed story time.

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading program, “Paws to Read,” will feature many events that include actual animals that children can come see. Children can learn about pet care and nutrition, meet police K9s and other service dogs, or visit a petting zoo.

For more information: The Central Library is at 828 I St. (916) 264-2920.

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