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NEW LEADERSHIP COMING
The search has begun for a new executive director to lead the non-profit Solano County Library Foundation following the departure of Dilenna Harris, who leaves after three-plus successful years at the helm.
"The next leader will have some big shoes to fill," said Board of Directors President Jim Dunbar. "We have been very fortunate to have had Dilenna. She has built the reputation of our Foundation, but she's also fortified the financial footing, as well. She will be missed."
What is important, Dunbar said, is to continue the work of promoting libraries, literacy, programs of literary interest and lifelong learning. The Foundation has established a variety of well-developed programs.
"The good news is our Board of Directors is an experienced group sprinkled with some new and very energetic and talented members," Dunbar added. "They are a dedicated bunch."
Those interested are asked to e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com or mail them to ED Search Committee, Solano County Library Foundation, 601 Kentucky St., Fairfield, CA, 94533 by April 12, 2013.
A full job description is available by clicking here.
Washington D.C. Literary and Cultural Arts Tour 2013
The Solano County Library Foundation's Literary and Cultural Arts Tour is heading to Washington D.C. this year. Tour dates are September 10 - 19, 2013. Highlights include guided tours of the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, White House, Library of Congress, U.S. Botanic Gardens, Mount Vernon, and Kennedy Center. Tour participants will also have time to explore the various Smithsonian Museums and monuments on the National Mall or other notable sites throughout D.C. In addition, a day trip to historic Williamsburg will explore life during colonial times.
This year marks the seventh annual Literary and Cultural Tour sponsored by the Solano County Library Foundation. Proceeds from the trip benefit Solano County Library programs. Contact the Solano County Library Foundation at 707-421-8075 or visit our website at www.solanolibraryfoundation.org for complete itinerary and registration details.
Authors Luncheon 2013
We're excited to announce the first two authors slated to appear at November's Authors Luncheon 2013:
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author, poet and teacher. Her themes include women, immigration, the South Asian experience, history, myth, magical realism and diversity.
She writes for adults and children. Her books have been translated into 29 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Russian and Japanese. Two novels, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart, have been made into films. Her short stories, Arranged Marriage, won an American Book Award. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Houston.
C. J. Box is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen novels including the Joe Pickett series. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. His short stories have been featured in America's Best Mystery Stories of 2006 and limited-edition printings. 2008 novel Blood Trail was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin (Ireland) Literary Award. The novels have been translated into 25 languages. Open Season, Blue Heaven and Nowhere To Run have been optioned for film.
Reach Out and Read on KVIEThe national Reach Out and Read program was recently featured on the PBS Newshour. Click to watch the video.
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LEARN Sponsorship boosts Children's Literacy in Solano
(Jan 11, 2013) 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.Read more...