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West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize
West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

(Woodland, CA) – Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento, has received a $500 matching prize from ScholarShare, California’s 529 College Savings Plan.

Last year, ScholarShare partnered with California public libraries to conduct drawings that gave participants, ages 18 and under, a chance to win $500 in the statewide Summer Reading Program. More than 790,000 Californians of all ages signed up at their local library for the summer reading program. Earlier this month, ScholarShare announced the 40 winners; one from each of California’s senatorial districts. ScholarShare also gave a matching $500 prize to each winner’s local library, which in the 6th Senatorial District, benefitted the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.

“Congratulations to our local winner!” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong. “Reading over the summer is a great way to maintain the reading skills of students, as well as increase their fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.”

“It’s an honor for the Arthur F. Turner Community Library to receive this prize,” said Programming and Outreach Librarian Touger Vang. “The $500 will be reinvested into prizes and programs for this year’s Summer Reading Program at the Yolo County Library.”

Yolo County Library’s Summer Reading Program runs June 1 through August 15 and all eight branches will host an array of special programs and reading incentives for children, teens and adults, such as Olympic art and games, animal exhibits, puppet theatre and more. Additionally, all participants who sign up for the program in person at their local library branch, or online, will receive a ticket for prize drawings and a free gift.

For more information or to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, visit your local Yolo County Library branch or visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org. Connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.