CHINATOWN (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have teamed up with the Los Angeles Public Library for the annual Summer Reading Challenge.
Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill helped continue the summertime fun Wednesday with a special Dodgers story time at the Chinatown Branch Library.READ MORE: BREAKING: Man in Riverside Barricades Himself Against Police After Allegedly Shooting His Wife
“I learned from my wife, Caitlin,” Hill said. “She’s an incredible, incredible reader when she reads books to our son Bryce.”
Hill sang songs, changed voices for the different characters and drew the kids in with his unpredictability in telling the story.READ MORE: Wilmington Residents Protest Proposed Homeless Shelter
“All the kids were into it,” he said. “It’s certainly something I enjoy doing and giving back to the community.”
The summertime reading series, which runs through Aug. 10, reaches nearly 10,000 students who participate by reading books, completing activities, writing book reviews, attending library events and more to collect points that can then be used for a chance to win rewards. Learn more about the program here.MORE NEWS: Pomona Police Recover Missing Teen, Alleged Victim of Human Trafficking
As for Hill, he hopes to return to the Dodgers rotation this season, though he was transferred the 60-day injured list with a left forearm strain.