Winters library celebrates the importance of literacy at April 23 event

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The Winters Community Library is hosting its annual Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros event on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros is a nationwide celebration of children, families and reading held annually on or around April 30.

“Día brings families together and emphasizes the importance of literacy for every child regardless of linguistic or cultural background,” said Ashleigh Torres, Winters Library Branch Supervisor.

Yolo County Library branches will celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros events during April. Children who attend will receive a free book and enjoy educational activities, watch a special performance at select locations, or listen to a story time program.

“As part of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros, we recognize and respect that culture, heritage, and language as powerful tools for strengthening family learning,” said Nancy Pacheco, Yolo Reads Program Coordinator. “In addition to these Día events, Yolo County Library celebrates reading every day of the year by offering a variety of high quality, free early literacy experiences for children, parents and caregivers.”

This year’s Winters Community Library event will be held outdoors. Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Torres said there will be five stations with activities for children of all ages, and every child in attendance will be able to choose a free book to keep.

The other library branch celebrations offered throughout Yolo County include:

·April 23 at 12 p.m. at the Knights Landing Branch Library at Sci-Tech, 9544 Mill St., Knights Landing
·April 30 at 11 a.m. at the Mary L. Stephens – Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis
·April 30 at 1 p.m. at the Esparto Regional Library, 17065 Yolo Ave., Esparto
·April 1 through 30: Clarksburg Branch Library and the Arthur F. Turner Community Library will be offering month-long scavenger hunts for patrons.

No reservations are required, and events are free. Programs are sponsored and supported by Yolo County’s Friends of the Library groups, donations from the community, the American Library Association, the Association for Library Service to Children, the Yolo County Library Foundation, California State Library, and the Yolo County Library.

For more information about the Yolo County Library, visit www.yolocountylibrary.org or www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

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