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Early Childhood Preschool Fair a Big Success

Early Childhood Preschool Fair a Big Success

Over 120 parents and children attended the Early Childhood Preschool Fair held on April 9 at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library.

Parents met with seven preschool providers and ten organizations while children enjoyed arts and crafts activities and tumbling provided by the City of Davis Recreation Department. Every child left with a free goody bag containing a book, puppet and information on the library program. In addition, five lucky families won gift baskets, donated by the Friends of the Davis Public Library, First 5 Yolo, Help Me Grow and the Yolo County Office of Education Head Start/Early Start program.

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in May

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in May

(Woodland, CA) – The following programs for adults will be held during the month of May at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

• May 7: Free Comic Book Day. Free comic books will be distributed all day as long as supplies last.

• May 11: Live Virtual Author Visit: Patrick Rothfuss, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a live discussion of his blockbuster fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.

• May 8 and 22: Reducing Stress with Tai Chi, 12:15 p.m. Learn relaxing meditative exercises in this beginner Tai Chi class based on Chinese martial arts. All ages are welcome.

• May 26: Davis Library Book Group, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins and distribution of the group’s next book, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb’s, I Am Malala.

The following special programs for children will be held in May:

Summer Reading Returns to the Yolo County Library June 1

Summer Reading Returns to the Yolo County Library June 1

Join the Yolo County Library’s annual Summer Reading Program from June 1 through August 15. Each of the eight library branches will celebrate this year’s theme, Read for the Win, by hosting programs that include reading incentives for children, teens and adults.

All participants who sign up for the Summer Reading Program in person at their local library branch or online will receive a ticket for prizes and a free gift. All participants who read five books will receive additional tickets for prize drawings generously donated by the various Friends of the Library groups and a book full of puzzles, games or coloring pages. Children ages 0-12 will also receive a free pizza coupon to Round Table Pizza. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities to earn more tickets by completing further activities.

May Programs at the West Sacramento Library

May Programs at the West Sacramento Library

The following special programs will be held during the month of May at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

• May 3: Monthly Computer Class: eBay, 9:00 a.m. Participants will learn the basics of how to set up an account on this online auction site, where millions of people sell, buy and bid on new, used or antique items from around the world. A library card and PIN are required. Register in person at the information desk or by phone at: (916) 375-6465. Space is limited.

• May 7 and 21: IT Consultant by Appointments Only, 2:00 p.m. Customers can ask questions and bring their laptop or mobile device. Samples of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Apple devices will be on hand. Make an appointment in Spanish or English at the information desk or by telephone at (916) 375-6465.

May Programs at the Winters Community Library

May Programs at the Winters Community Library

(Woodland, CA) – The following special programs will be held during the month of May at Yolo County’s Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters:

• May 3: Big Day of Giving (DOG), all day. Starting at midnight on May 3, the greater Sacramento region will come together for one BIG Day of Giving; a 24 hour challenge for residents and patrons to give to their favorite cause. The Winters Friends of the Library will be accepting donations at the library and on their website, at www.wfol.org, to support and fund library programming.

• May 5: Positive Reflections: From Combat to Community, 5:30 p.m. Join us for an exhibition inspired and created by veterans from all branches of the United States military. Listen to Dr. Andy Jones as he reads In the Orchard and enjoy a special musical performance by the Yolo Community Band.

May Programs at the Esparto Regional Library

May Programs at the Esparto Regional Library

(Woodland, CA) – The following special programs will be held during the month of May at Yolo County’s Esparto Regional Library, located at 17065 Yolo Avenue in Esparto:

• May 10: Integrated Pest Management, 6:30 p.m. This garden program is presented by the UCCE Master Gardeners and is sponsored by the Friends of the Esparto Regional Library.

• May 11: The Bubble Lady, 3:15 p.m. Enjoy spectacular bubble artistry mixed with comedy in this interactive program for the whole family.

• May 17: Afternoon Movie, 3:00 p.m. Children and families are invited to view a family friendly (rated G or PG) movie. For movie title call: (530) 787-3426.

• May 26: Children’s Art Class with Julie, 3:30 p.m. Learn about paper curling collages in this hands-on class for children.

The following ongoing programs continue in May:

Yolo County Library Celebrates Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

Yolo County Library Celebrates Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

(Woodland, CA) – Children and their families are invited to join the Yolo County Library and celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros in April.

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros is a nationally recognized initiative which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.  The event emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds and encourages libraries and community organizations to connect children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. 

Children who attend the following events will receive a free book and can participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities, watch a special performance and listen to a story time program.  Additional vendors and organizations will also be present to celebrate with the Yolo County Library.

All are welcome to participate in this fun and educational celebration on the following days: