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September is Library Card sign up month.

Getting a library card is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Visit your local library.
  2. Provide a photo identification with a current address.
  3. Complete an application form.

Parents or legal guardians must co-sign for minors under 18.

For more information visit: www.solanolibrary.com


Creative Genius

A lot happens when a child is creative! They develop skills, habits and attitudes that stay with them throughout their lives.

Here are some suggestions to inspire your child’s creativity:

Have materials readily available for children to create works of art. Keep the usual crayons, glue and scissors in an area that stimulates creativity but don’t forget to include materials that are easily found around the house like old newspapers, scraps of fabric, and cardboard boxes. 

Encourage imaginative play by allowing children to create their own games and follow their impulses.

Music, art and dance are also ways to help children be creative. Encourage children to sing, dance and play musical instruments.

Allow children to learn and explore on their own. When children are being watched as they work, they are less likely to be creative.

Limit TV and other screen time in order to make room for creative activities like dramatic play, learning to draw, and reading.

Foundation Study Report Released

As reported in a recent KQED news article, a report by Applied Survey Research, “Foundation Giving in the Bay Area: Who Wins and Who’s Left Behind,” Solano County has the highest rate of families in poverty and the lowest rate of foundation giving among the nine Bay Area Counties.

The study found that when compared to a similar study conducted a decade ago by the James Irvine Foundation entitled “Giving in California,” nothing has changed in the past ten years....Solano County ranked last then too. Continued research to examine causes related to this issue will be conducted and included in a follow-up report at a later time
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