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SCOE partners with Solano Library, First 5 to deliver backpacks to 5,500 early learners

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The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) wants to ensure even the youngest learners have the tools needed for education.

The agency has partnered with the First 5 Solano Commission and Solano County Library Literacy Services to provide 5,500 backpacks filled with school supplies to kindergartners and transitional kindergartners at Solano public schools.

The backpacks are filled with everything a child needs for learning, including crayons, pencils, paper, and cards to help youngsters learn letter sounds and sight words. Unit counters, a dry-erase board and markers are also included in the backpacks to support virtual learning at home.

Courtesy of Solano County Library and California State Library, the bags also include children’s books. Handouts for parents regarding screen time, library services and the Triple P parenting program can also be found in the backpacks.

The bags are intended to serve as a mid-year support for teachers, students and their families as they continue to experience distance learning, officials wrote in a news release. The bags are being distributed to school districts and charter schools throughout the county, which in turn will be distributed to families throughout Solano.

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County libraries prepare for phased reopenings

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Solano County Library is preparing for a phased reopening of its library branches, which have been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the important dates related to the resuming of in-person services.  These dates are subject to change:

Monday, June 15, 2020: Solano County Library will begin reopening with its three large branches:  the Fairfield Civic Center Library, John F. Kennedy Library, and Vacaville Public Library- Cultural Center.

Monday, June 29, 2020:  The Dixon Public Library and Rio Vista Library will reopen.

Monday, July 13, 2020: The following branches will reopen: Fairfield Cordelia Library, Suisun City Library, and Vacaville Public Library- Town Square.

Monday, July 27, 2020: The Springstowne Library is scheduled to reopen for in-person services.

The Law Library reopening is yet to be determined; it will be based on the reopening of the county courts.

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