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Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at the Yolo County Library

Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at the Yolo County Library

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Library is offering community members an opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School (COHS), a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a for profit company a part of Cengage Learning.

COHS is a pilot project, recently signed by Governor Brown, with a $1 million budget aimed at helping Californians earn a high school diploma online.  The California State Library is assisting with the program’s implementation and working to create partnerships and funding opportunities at the local and state levels.  The Yolo County Office of Education has agreed to generously give $10,000 of the $17,000 in matching funds required by the State Library.  The Yolo County Library is continuing to work with the Yolo County Office of Education and Yolo County school districts to raise the remaining funds.

Yolo County Library Collects 5,867 Pounds of Food

Thanks to the Yolo County Library’s Food for Fines program, the Yolo Food Bank received a donation of 5,867 pounds of food over the holiday season!  The Food for Fines program ran from November 15 through December 15 allowing library card holders to receive $1 off an overdue fine for every food item donated. 

“This weight total was the third largest food drive we recorded in 2015,” said Yolo Food Bank Volunteer Manager and Procurement Specialist Josh Ellis.  “The Yolo County Library has always been a tremendous supporter of the Yolo Food Bank and this food drive is yet another example.”

Job Fair June 19

Job Fair June 19

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi, the Workforce Development Collaborative and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board to advance individual job readiness and connect job seekers with employers through a Job Fair on Friday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 25 North Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

There will be more than 50 local businesses and apprenticeship programs represented at the Job Fair. Computers will be available for employment seekers to complete applications and submit resumes to prospective employers on the spot.  Employment specialists will also be available to help craft and review resumes, providing constructive feedback to increase an applicant’s likelihood of success.

Celebrating New Year's Day

Though this isn't a local band, I believe any Sacramentan can surely appreciate this awesome New Year's Day song!

Check out our shared social media posts below and add your own!! 

Thanks to Hurts for a great song and for Kanal von EleonorePrinz for sharing this great video on youtube.

Strive for Strength offers great opportunity to teenage girls!

Strive for Strength offers great opportunity to teenage girls!

Strive for Strength is hosting a powerful daylong retreat April 14, which addresses some of the issues teenage girls are facing every day, such as family and friend relationships, bullying, social pressures and self-image.  

As part of the day's event, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to leaders, who will bring their own examples of empowerment and what it means to be a young woman today. Scheduled speakers/mentors are:

*Lauren Cook - a recent graduate from UCLA with a double major in communication studies and psychology, and the author of "The Sunny Side Up!", which focuses on gratitude and goal setting.

* Noelle Bean - a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, who says she writes about real life and wants to inspire young people through her music.  

Play & Learn Workshops at the Winters Community Library in March

The Winters Community Library, a branch of the Yolo County Library system, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, will host a four-part parenting workshop for the parents and caregivers of children ages 1 to 4 in March. The series will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in March (March 6, 13, 20 and 27).

During the series, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers will have the opportunity to play together with developmentally appropriate toys, learn together with an early childhood specialist, and get to know other parents in the community with like-aged children.  Dramatic play, music and art, gross and fine motor skills, as well as books and puppet play will be incorporated into the series.  Presenters will include a pediatrician, an occupational therapist, a child psychologist and a nutritionist.