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Welcome to the Solano County Library Foundation | Welcome
Adult Learners Program The mission of the Solano County Library Foundation is to support the programs of the Solano County Library and the literacy and lifelong learning needs of the community it serves. Since its establishment in December 1994, The Foundation has raised over $2.3 million dollars in support of library projects and services that promote reading and literacy in Solano County.
Improving literacy in our community has long been one of our priorities. Since 1998 we have underwritten the cost of many literacy programs, but our primary focus has been Reach Out and Read, an ongoing program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading into the pediatric exam room.
Some of our most recent endeavors throughout the county include:
• Providing funding for Solano County Library's Solano Kids Read Program for 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Interior of new Cordelia library with fully stocked shelves made possible in part by contribution from the Solano County Library Foundation. • Raising over $260,000 in cash and in-kind contributions for the Opening Day Collection for the Fairfield Cordelia Library*.
• Partnering with the Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation, which generously donated the funding to purchase brand new books for the Vacaville Public Library-Town Square (Opening Day Collection).
*The opening of the Vacaville Public Library -Town Square on January 21, 2000 signaled a new direction for the Foundation, as this was the first time the Board had funded an Opening Day Collection.
Storyteller, Vacaville Public Library - Town Square. • Assisting in the fundraising for the Storyteller sculpture at the Vacaville Public Library - Town Square and the Storytime sculpture at Vacaville Public Library - Cultural Center.
• Supporting the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at John F.Kennedy Library in Vallejo.