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West Sacramento Library Provides U.S. Citizenship Resources

West Sacramento Library Provides U.S. Citizenship Resources

Individuals interested in becoming U.S. citizens can now find resources at the new ‘U.S. Citizenship Corner’ at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

The U.S. Citizenship Corner, located inside the library by the government materials section, provides free information and resources for individuals to take home, as well as a U.S. Citizenship Kit that cardholders can check out.

In addition, the library is hosting a series of free workshops on U.S. citizenship.  The first workshop, entitled ‘How to Become a U.S. Citizen’, is scheduled for February 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and features special guest Vilaysay Chang from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services of District 22.  She will be available to answer questions about the naturalization process.  All programs and workshops are free to attend and no reservations are required.

Rural Libraries Receiving Increased Broadband Service

Rural Libraries Receiving Increased Broadband Service

This past November, Yolo County’s library branches in Esparto, Knights Landing and Yolo increased broadband service to one gigabyte, thus increasing the Internet speed at these locations.

 

The Yolo County Library obtained funds for these improvements through the State Library’s partnership with the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC).  CENIC, along with Governor Brown and the legislature’s “Lighting Up Libraries” initiative, has allowed for the deployment of improved, lower cost broadband services to public libraries across the state, now including rural libraries within Yolo County.

 

By supporting the critical and long-term connectivity needs of Yolo County’s residents, users will be able to more easily access the Internet to job search, find local government or healthcare resources and engage in online education. 

 

West Sacramento Library Programs and Events in January

West Sacramento Library Programs and Events in January

The following programs will be held during the month of January at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

December Programs at the Clarksburg Branch Library

December Programs at the Clarksburg Branch Library

The following special programs will be held during the month of December at Yolo County’s Clarksburg Branch Library, located at 52915 Netherlands Avenue in Clarksburg:

  • December 3: Thursday Theatre, 3:30 p.m.  All children and their families are invited to view a family-friendly movie (G or PG) at the library.  For movie title, call (916) 744-1755.
  • December 16: Winter Holiday Crafts, 6:00 p.m.  Come celebrate the winter season by making festive holiday decorations!

NOTICES: Yolo County Library branches will close at 6:00 p.m. on December 24 and 31 and will be closed all day on December 25 and January 1.

Programs at the West Sacramento Branch Library in December

Programs at the West Sacramento Branch Library in December

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

Tis’ the Season to Join Yolo County Library’s “Food for Fines” Program

Tis’ the Season to Join Yolo County Library’s “Food for Fines” Program

The Yolo County Library is offering a new “Food for Fines” program this holiday season that allows library card holders who donate one food item to also clear $1 from their Yolo County Library overdue fines.  There is no limit to the number of donations and no limit to the reduction in fines cardholders can receive. 

All Yolo County Library cardholders can donate food from November 15 through December 15 at the circulation desk of any Yolo County Library location.  Donated items will be given to the Yolo Food Bank to feed the hungry this winter.  Suggested donations include the following:

Discover & Go with the Yolo County Library

Discover & Go with the Yolo County Library

Are you looking for new places to take your family that are educational and inexpensive?  Then come check out the award-winning Discover & Go program that offers Yolo County Library cardholders free and low-cost passes to over 40 museums, science centers, zoos, theatres and other cultural venues throughout Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area!

This unique partnership between cultural venues and libraries was launched in 2011 to provide California library cardholders with discounted admission to cultural institutions in their own backyard.  In Yolo and Sacramento County alone, library card holders will have access to the Gibson House Museum, Sacramento Children’s Museum and the Croker Art Museum. In addition, cardholders can choose from over 35 destinations including: