|SSU athletics, library team to promote reading
The Sonoma State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will, for the third consecutive year, team up with the Sonoma County Library to help promote reading in Sonoma County.
SSU athletics will be providing game tickets through the library's Summer Reading Program and, throughout the month of July, SSU's mascot, Lobo, will be making special appearances at branches throughout the county.
“The Sonoma County Library is very excited to continue our partnership with Sonoma State athletics,” said Kathy DeWeese, Coordinator of Children's Services for the Sonoma County Library. “The tickets that SSU is making available to our families are different from the other kinds of incentives we provide as part of the reading program. Not only do they reward the goal of reading all summer long, but they also give children and families an opportunity engage with their community in a new way, and to create what may be for some children a new family experience.”
Lobo's first appearance of the summer wason Tuesday, July 2, at the Sebastopol Library. He will appear at seven other branches around Sonoma County, including his home branch of Rohnert Park on July 11 at 11 a.m. This year's Summer Reading Program theme is "Dig Into Reading.”
“We're proud to team up with the Sonoma County Library's Summer Reading Program,” said Sonoma State University Associate Athletics Director Brandon Bronzan. “It's a great opportunity for us to get off campus and support a worthwhile program in our community.
“As a University, we realize that reading is the foundation of a good education. We believe that linking the two organizations will benefit Sonoma County's youth and set them on the path to college.”