Sofia Solano, nominated by Hampton Bays Library Teen Services. Sophia isnominated for volunteering at Southampton Animal Shelter, along with her presence in the libraries efforts to support other Long Island shelters. She shares that love by working with and engaging her peers in meaningful activities such as creating adoption boards to assist advertising animals up for adoption, making toys and treats to help animals pass the time while housed in a shelter, and collaborated with peers to make homes for feral cats in our area to keep warm during the harsh winters. Alongside her love of animals, Sofia’s care for her neighbors and community continues to be on full display through her kind actions. Multiple times she has helped create care packages for homeless neighbors (adults and teens), engaged in learning and discussion about diversity through the Diverse Stories Book Club, and assisted in teen library program and book curation by with the Teen Advisory Board, where she recently has become a part of the Executive Board.