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Yolo County Manager of Operations & Strategy
(Public Information Officer)

Beth Gabor
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029
E-mail: beth.gabor@yolocounty.org

State Librarian Greg Lucas to Speak at Davis Branch Library on May 20

Post Date:05/17/2018 10:55 AM

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – All are welcome to attend the Friends of the Davis Public Library’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. when State Librarian, Greg Lucas will be the featured speaker. The event will be in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis. Light refreshments will be served following the meeting.

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Greg Lucas California’s 25th State Librarian in May 2014. Previously, Greg was the bureau chief for the San Francisco Chronicle and covered politics and policy at the State Capitol for nearly 20 years. Greg has a degree in communications from Stanford University, a Masters in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California and recently completed his Masters in Library and Information Science at San Jose State University in January 2018.

The Yolo County Library has received grants from the State Library to fund programs such as the Book Bike and Books by Mail, which both improve access to library resources for individuals that are unable to visit the library. The Yolo County Library recently received a grant from the State Library to provide all K-12 students with library cards and training on resources at the beginning of each school year. The program will be piloted with the Esparto Unified School District in the 2018-19 school year.

In addition to Lucas speaking, the Friends of Davis Public Library will hold their annual meeting to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and to elect new officers for the coming year. Non-members are welcome to attend the meeting and information on joining the Friends will be available for those interested. Annually, the Davis Friends contribute around $100,000 to the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library and the South Davis Montgomery Branch to provide for monthly programs, the annual summer reading program and additional funds for the library’s book and resources collection. The Davis Friends also run the Logos Book Store, located at 513 2nd Street in Davis.

No reservations are required and all programs are free to attend. The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library is accessible for persons with disabilities. For more information regarding this event, contact Scott Love at (530) 757-5595 or scott.love@yolocounty.org. For more information about the Friends of the Davis Public Library, visit: www.davislibraryfriends.org. For more information about the Yolo County Library visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org or connect with the Library on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

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