Program chains young Solano readers to success

From Daily Republic

“Solano County supervisors got a bit tied up in their work Tuesday, wrapping themselves in lengthy paper chains representing the books children read during the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge at area libraries.Librarians Kevin Tolley and Natasha North dumped large green yard bags of paper chains on the floor in front of the Board of Supervisors, each link representing one of the 34,114 books read by the 6,581 participants. Tolley said that 3,095 of those participants completed the program.The challenge has two goals. The first is to help with the general literacy of participants. The second is to combat the “summer slide,” a term that refers to the knowledge students lose over the summer break.”