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The California State Library and the California Center for the Book are collaborating on this exciting new program model.

Book-to-Action builds on the traditional book club concept, but in addition to providing an opportunity to collectively read and discuss a book,

Book-to-Action enables readers to put their new-found knowledge into action by engaging in a community service project related to the book's topic. Solano County Library has just received a Book-to-Action grant.




The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez has been chosen. This young adult book is a collection of short stories chronicling the life of young Francisco, a Hispanic boy and his family. Francisco grows up living in migrant worker encampments. Early, he learns the importance of the library and education in his life. With scholarships, he attends Santa Clara University, and he is a professor there today.


Come meet the author, Dr. Francisco Jimenez, and hear him speak about The Circuit and his other books on Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6:30 pm at the County Events Center on 601 Texas Street, Fairfield 94533.