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Jenny Tan
Communications Coordinator
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029
E-mail:  jenny.tan@yolocounty.org

December Programs at the Esparto Regional Library

Post Date:11/15/2019 10:06 AM

Press Release

December Programs at the Esparto Regional Library

(Woodland, CA) – Seasonal delights await with programs held during the month of December at Yolo County’s Esparto Regional Library, located at 17065 Yolo Avenue in Esparto:

  • December is Kindness Month. December is Kindness Month. Yolo County Library and Resilient Yolo invite you to “be the one” this December by extending an act of kindness every day this month toward a friend, family member, your community, the environment, or yourself. A person's life can change for the better with one positive connection with another person. Check out our kindness calendar, display and bibliography for inspiration.

  • December 5: 20 Year Anniversary Celebration, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Join us in celebrating our 20-year building anniversary as we thank our community for their many years of support.

  • December 7: Children’s Shopping Day, 10:00 a.m. at Esparto Elementary School, located at 17120 Omega Street in Esparto. Children from preschool through 4th grade are invited to shop for discounted holiday gifts at this annual event. Gift-wrapping provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Esparto Regional Library. For more information or to donate or volunteer, please contact Gretchen Paddock: bgpaddock@gmail.com or (530) 908-4473.

  • December 10: Esparto Posada Navideña, 3:30 p.m. Join us for a cup of hot chocolate and antojitos. Come and decorate your own Winter stocking, build a gingerbread house, and create reindeer candy canes. Materials provided.

  • December 11: Free Computer Class, 1:30 p.m. Basic computer class covering simple tech support, beginner terminology, library computer resources, and a Q & A session. Registration is required and will be limited to the first 10 signups. To register, call (530) 787-3426 or sign up at the library service desk. This class will be offered on the second Wednesday of each month.

  • December 12: Afternoon Family Movie, 3:30 p.m. Join us for a family friendly (rated G or PG) movie. Free popcorn! For movie title call the library at (530) 787-3426.

  • December 14: Wreath Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Make your own holiday wreath! Wire and branches will be provided but participants can bring ornaments or pinecones for the arrangement. Presented by the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Yolo County.

The following ongoing programs continue in December:

  • English Conversation Group: Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. Converse and improve your English in a fun and relaxed setting with the aid of a group facilitator. Drop-in visitors are always welcome.
  • Aguas Frescas and Crafts: Second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Join us for a cup or two of refreshing Aguas Frescas while creating a fun craft.
  • Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Spanish Story Time: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Children (ages 0-5) and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger-plays. All bilingual story times are provided through a grant from First 5 Yolo.

NOTICES: The South Davis Montgomery Library will be closed on December 24 and 31 while all other library branches will be closed at 6:00 p.m. All Yolo County Library branches will be closed on December 25 for Christmas Day and January 1 for New Year’s Day.

Food for Fines & Pay It Forward:  The Yolo County Library is offering residents and library card holders two opportunities to feed and support their communities this holiday season with ‘Food for Fines’ and ‘Pay It Forward.’ 

The Library’s annual “Food for Fines” program allows library card holders to clear $1 in overdue fines for each nonperishable food item donated at the circulation desk of any Yolo County Library location.  The program runs through December 31 and there is no limit to the number of donations or reduction in fines cardholders can receive. All are welcome to donate even if they do not have any overdue fines.

The Library’s ‘Pay It Forward’ program allows customers to donate money to help library card holders pay off their overdue fines.  Donors will write a message on a star-shaped note that will be posted on a board behind the circulation desk for cardholders to redeem and lower their fines.

All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Esparto Regional Library, are free to attend and, unless otherwise stated, no registration is required. For more information about events at the Esparto Regional Library, contact library staff at (530) 787-3426 or visit the Yolo County Library at www.yolocountylibrary.org (see calendar for Esparto Regional Library-specific events). Connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

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