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

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

As the importance of early literacy and preparing children for school continues to make headlines, the Yolo County Library joins libraries across the country in April and May by recognizing El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) through various events celebrating reading.  Known as Día, this is a celebration of children, families and reading, emphasizing the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

The Yolo County Library will hold Día events showcasing a variety of multicultural programs and services for children and families at the below branch libraries as follows:

April 23, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Knights Landing Branch, 42351 Third Street in Knights Landing

April 26, 10:00 a.m. to noon, Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 East 14th Street in Davis

April 26, 10:00 a.m. to noon, South Davis/Montgomery Satellite Branch, 1441 Danbury Street in Davis

Request it. Read it. Return it. Your Library Delivered.

Request it. Read it. Return it. Your Library Delivered.

Thanks to a grant from the California State Library, the Yolo County Library is launching a new program on April 10 called Zip Books.  Through Zip Books, library cardholders unable to find print books in the library’s catalog can make a Zip Book request and the library will attempt to locate and purchase the item from Amazon, and then have it shipped directly to the participant’s mailing address, all free of charge.

This free service is available to anyone with a library card account with overdue fines less than $10.  Requests can be made online by going to www.yolocountylibrary.org (go to: Library services > Zip Books), entering a library card number and then searching for the print book title.  Currently, only print books can be requested.

How to Think Like a Dog, April 18 at the Davis Branch Library

How to Think Like a Dog, April 18 at the Davis Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Library’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for a speaking engagement on Friday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..  Dr. Yin and her Family Fido dog class instructors will present “How to Think Like a Dog”.

The Family Fido pre-class dog talk is a fast-paced, game-show workshop that is designed to prepare dog class participants for developing a great relationship with their dog.  The talk is free and open to the public.  It is the pre-class for Dr. Yin’s “Family Fido: training people and their pooches” course.  One does not have to be registered in the Family Fido class to attend the pre-class.

Library Expands Services with Kids eReading Room

Library Expands Services with Kids eReading Room

The Yolo County Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids.  The main digital collection, http://yolocounty.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for children.  The new Kids eReading Room is available at http://yolocounty.lib.overdrive.com/kids.

This appealing and user-friendly site contains a variety of age-appropriate materials for children ages 0-12, including digital picture books, early readers, chapter books, eAudiobooks, music and video.  Children can search for titles by their favorite authors or browse by subject, interest level or reading level, including Lexile or ATOS (Accelerated Reader) measures.

All Aboard for Story Time at the Railroad Museum!

All Aboard for Story Time at the Railroad Museum!

All Aboard for Story Time! 

Let railroads help introduce and foster the love of reading for your little ones!  California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to introduce a new reading program on the first Monday of each month starting on 11 a.m. on April 7, 2014.  With exciting locomotives and railroad exhibits as visual backdrops, this interactive and fun new program is designed for imaginative young children ages two to five.  Museum staff will read a different railroad-related book each month, starting with All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund for the premiere “All Aboard for Story Time!” in April.  Afterward, little ones can enjoy the Museum with their parents.  Whether its toy trains or big locomotives, there is something to discover in the Museum that will thrill children of all ages! 

Lives Change @ Your Library: Celebrate Nat. Library Week Apr. 13-19

Lives Change @ Your Library: Celebrate Nat. Library Week Apr. 13-19

The Yolo County Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.  Community members are invited to celebrate by participating in a number of programs and events in April featured at all branches of the Yolo County Library system:

Brief Closure due to Clarksburg Branch Library Renovation

Brief Closure due to Clarksburg Branch Library Renovation

Renovation of the Clarksburg Branch Library began on Monday, February 17, and is scheduled to be complete by June 2014.  An unanticipated closure will be required March 3 to March 7 to evaluate potentially hazardous materials resulting from the renovation, and conduct any necessary abatement.  The library will reopen for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, March 8.

The Clarksburg Branch Library building is owned by the Clarksburg Friends of the Library with library services provided by the Yolo County Library.  The Clarksburg Friends are renovating and updating both the bathroom and kitchen areas to provide greater accessibility and service to the community.