“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” —J.K. Rowling.
Join the Sausalito Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program and we’ll bet you’ll find the right book. The program centers on reading challenges for up to age 14. Participants receive a prize when they sign up and another when they read for 12 hours. Additional prizes are awarded for partaking in fun activities, such as hiking and painting. The program is ongoing; children can sign up now and complete the reading and activities by Aug. 31. This year’s program also features a jam-packed schedule of events for kids, including performances by magicians, cupcake decorating, movies and more. The hoopla takes place on Monday through Thursday afternoons, June 10 through June 26.
Exciting activities and events may be the hook to get kids to the library, but the program is designed to keep them reading. Research shows that children lose reading skills during the summer. Solution: Most Marin libraries have a summer reading program for children. Contact your local branch to find out more.
Multiple search warrants served in San Rafael last week yielded multiple suspects who possessed child pornography. Two men were arrested and others are being investigated with more arrests possible.
Lorenzo Tziquin Tambriz, 30, of San Rafael was arrested for alleged possession of obscene material of a minor. John Cazier Blecka, 64, of San Rafael, was nabbed for alleged sending/selling obscene material of a minor under 18 and possession and distribution of material depicting sex with a minor under 18.
Much of the child pornography trade takes place over the internet, yet the Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s research shows that that less than 5 percent of parents are aware of online sexual exploitation.