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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

5 Reasons to Attend the Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival

5 Reasons to Attend the Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival

The 2014 Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival is coming up this Saturday, April 19, and the combination beer and chili is too mouthwatering to pass up! Below are Sacramento365.com's Top 5 reasons why you should attend the third annual chili cook-off:

Public Safety Realignment Public Planning Sessions

Public Safety Realignment Public Planning Sessions

Assembly Bill 109, Public Safety Realignment was enacted in 2011 in an effort to reduce state prison overcrowding by placing supervision and incarceration responsibilities for non-serious, non-sexual and non-violent offenders with local county criminal justice systems.  To aid Yolo County in strengthening its related planning efforts, the Crime and Justice Institute was engaged to develop an assessment and assist the county’s criminal justice partners in a strategic planning process. 

Community Health Assessment & Related Public Forums

Community Health Assessment & Related Public Forums

The Yolo County Health Department, through the Healthy Yolo campaign, is working on the Healthy Yolo 2014 Community Health Assessment.  The Community Health Assessment is the process used to examine the health of Yolo County and to identify areas where organizations, policy-makers and residents can work together to improve our community’s health.  Gathering and reviewing statistical information, such as the rate of deaths from heart disease and prevalence of risk factors that affect health outcomes, is complete.  The next step is to share this information with residents and seek their input regarding the health of our community.

Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce

By Laura Braden

Whether you’re leaning in, banning bossy or opting out, there’s a new group focused on supporting and promoting local businesswomen: the Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce (Facebook, Twitter)... Read More

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: