Library's Summer Reading Challenge, It’s not too late

By Thom Clyma

There are two months left for the Solano County Library's Summer Reading Challenge.  The challenge is for all ages – adults, teens, kids and babies – with prizes, games and entertainment designed to combat the "Summer Slide," the downturn in learning that can happen when children don't read in the summer months.  Adults are included in the challenge because they set powerful examples to their children to become lifelong readers.


Prizes are awarded when participants complete challenges designed for their age group. All ages are also entered into drawings for tickets to a San Francisco Giants game and a San Francisco Ferry Explorapalooza package - a trip for four to the Exploratorium on the ferry. There are also gift card drawings for adults and an iPad mini drawing for teens. The more participants read the more they are likely to win.


During the course of the challenge, library branches are hosting a series of family-friendly events that range from cooking demonstrations to jugglers, science experiments, and ice cream socials.


The challenge is free and participants can sign up online and track their progress at 


For more information about the Summer Reading Challenge or events at your local branch, visit or call 1-866-572-7587.




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