Farewell to Library Foundation Executive director


They say parting comes with such sweet sorrow. Such is the case as Solano County Library Foundation bids farewell to Michalle Shown- Rodriquez, who has served as our executive director. We applaud her decision to return to her first love of helping children in her new position with Child Haven, one of the most important organizations in our community.

The Board of Directors and all those who benefit from the programs of the Solano County Library Foundation want to thank Michalle for her work to increase literacy and improve our public library system. We wish Michalle the best in her future endeavors.

Constance Boulware

Chair of the Board of Directors
Solano County Library Foundation

Cultural Arts Tour To Seattle And Vancouver

Grab your passport and join Solano County Library Foundation's Ninth Cultural Arts tour, and explore Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Travel dates are September 12-22, 2015. To reserve a space, deposits are due May 8, 2015.

In Seattle, the group will explore the new Chihuly Garden of Glass, experience a private tour of the award-winning Seattle Public Library, roam the subterranean passages in the Seattle Underground Tour and take a walking tour based on the best-selling novel, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet."

The Canadian portion of the tour includes a "sky ride" to Grouse Mountain, a horse-drawn carriage ride in Stanley Park, a visit to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens and a walking tour of Vancouver's Chinatown. The 10-day tour features harbor cruises, gourmet meals and lodging in boutique hotels. There will be a free day in each city for personal adventures.

Proceeds from the tour benefit the Solano County Library Foundation and its work to support literacy in Solano County. For further information contact Ann Cousineau at acousineau19@gmail.com or Georgia Chun at gchun@comcast.net.

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LEARN Sponsorship boosts Children's Literacy in Solano

Efforts to increase children's literacy in Solano County got a big boost with more than $8,500 in contributions from local businesses.

The Literacy in Education Access Resource Network (LEARN) received grants of $3,000 each from Comcast and Kaiser Permanente. Combined with a $2,500 sponsorship from Sutter Health's Sacramento Sierra Region; enhancing its efforts to stem the dropout rate in local schools.