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3rd Annual Touch-A-Truck @ the Library

April 17, 2018 

Saturday, April 28th will mark the third year of the amazing Touch-a-Truck event at the Woodland Public Library. Touch-a-Truck will be held from 11 am to 1 pm in the parking lot of the library at 250 First Street in Woodland, with vehicles loading in during the hour before. We will have many favorites from years past as well as new additions like a sleeper cab with trailer from Tony’s Fine Foods, a hearse from Kraft Brothers, and a model of a Star Wars TIE fighter that was built by Gerlinger Steel and Supply. Families will be able to get up close to everything, and even go on or in most of the vehicles!

This event is free to the public. The library’s main parking lot, along with North and First Street next to the library, will be closed for the event, but parking will be available on the west side of College Street and in the lots by the Rose Garden. We hope to see you there!

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Winter Reading Challenge

January 2, 2018 

Woodland Public Library is proud to join with Beanstack and almost 100 other libraries across the country and abroad for the 2018 Winter Reading Challenge!!

The goals is for these libraries to encourage their patrons in reading at least 1.3 million minutes and 55,000 books during the month of January. If this goal is met, Mark Cuban, billionaire investor and Shark Tank personality, will donate $25,000 to First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need. He will also give $10,000 for top-performing libraries to use for their community programs or donate to nonprofit organizations in their area.

Register for the Winter Reading Challenge here:

Beanstack Registration

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Touch-a-Truck at the Woodland Public Library

April 19, 2017 

The Woodland Public Library is pleased to be hosting its second annual Touch-a-Truck family event, from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 29th at 250 First Street in Woodland. A variety of trucks and vehicles from the community will be on display in the library parking lot and on First Street, adjacent to the library. The Fire Museum will also be open across Court Street, displaying its antique fire engines. Families will be able to get up close to everything, and even got on or in most of the vehicles! This year we are introducing a quiet hour with no horns, from 11-12 for those who would like a more peaceful atmosphere. After 12 pm children may be able to honk a horn or hear the sirens!

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Woodland Public Library Survey

March 27, 2017 

Woodland Public Library Community Input Survey

We need your help. The Woodland Public Library is collecting information from the community as part of its long range master planning process. Please help us understand what’s important to you and the future of your library by taking our survey here:

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WoodlandLibEnglish

Español: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/WoodlandLibSpanish

Printed surveys in English and Spanish are also available at the library. Please ask any staff member for a copy. All responses are anonymous and confidential.

Your response by April 10, 2017 is appreciated. If you have any questions about the survey, or any difficulties accessing the survey, please contact Jen Sweeney (library consultant) at jksweeney572@gmail.com or by phone at (916) 718-9442.

Thank you!

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2nd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest at the Woodland Public Library

March 7, 2017 

The Woodland Public Library is excited to be hosting its second annual Peeps Diorama Contest this year. There are categories for every age as well as a group category. The viewing and judging will take place at the Peeps Diorama Show on Saturday, March 18th from 12-3 pm in the library’s Leake Room. Entries will be judged by members of the library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate for Barnes and Nobel to purchase books. Those attending the show get to vote on a “Peeples Choice” award as well. Winning dioramas will be on display at the library after the show.

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Kids' Coding at the Library

December 7, 2016 

The Woodland Public Library just wrapped up its fourth series of Kids’ Coding Classes with a pizza party and Open House for families to showcase children’s work and allow their families to try coding themselves. During the fall party, families were also able to take turns playing with Dash, a Wonderworks robot that can be programmed on a tablet with an app similar to Scratch. The library is working on acquiring a group of these robots and some tablets to expand the coding classes through a recent grant with the Association for Library Services to Children. The children had had a great time learning how to create games and animations, and their families were happy their children had the opportunity to take these free classes at the library.

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Food For Fines

December 6, 2016 

FOOD FOR FINES

For more than 20 years, Woodland Public Library has been offering fine waivers in exchange for food donations around the holidays. This program, Food for Fines, has collected thousands of pounds of nonperishable food to donate to the Food Bank of Yolo County. In past years, the library has forgiven one dollar of overdue fines for each item donated. This year, WPL is offering double credit on especially needed items such as cereal, spices, feminine hygiene products, baby care items, toiletries, socks, shelf stable milk, and protein (peanut butter, tuna, etc). Items for $1 or $2 of overdue credit can be brought to the circulation desk at the Woodland Public Library from November 26 – December 23, 2016. Only overdue fines are eligible for this program. We encourage our patrons to take advantage of this opportunity to give back to their community while supporting the library.


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Children's Pet Show at Woodland Public Library

September 9, 2016 

On Saturday, September 24th, from 1:30 to 2:30, the Woodland Public Library will be holding its annual Children’s Pet Show in front of the library. This will mark the second year of the return of this longstanding library tradition. We invite children aged 3 to 16 to enter a pet in one of four categories: best trick, best costume, most unusual, or best look-alike with owner. Prizes will be awarded!

To enter the contest please fill out and return an entry form to the Children's Desk in the Library by Thursday, September 22nd. Entry form available at the library or online by clicking here.

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Summer Of Learning at The Woodland Public Library

May 25, 2016 

The Woodland Public Library is excited to be holding its first ever Summer of Learning throughout June and July. This summer the community is invited to Read for the Win and more! There are programs for all ages: babies and toddlers, children, teens, and adults. Families can register for these summer programs on the library’s website or in the library on the catalog computers.

The Summer of Learning begins on Saturday, June 4th, with a Kickoff Party for families at 1 pm. There will be bounce houses, food trucks, face and nail painting, fun activities with the Rec2Go Van and Kuk Sool Won, and a food truck selling lunch and snacks. Everyone can get their Summer Learning logs, calendars, and a raffle ticket. Prizes will be raffled off throughout the event, including museum and zoo tickets, storytime bags with books, Farmers Market bucks, games, garden supplies, coding books, and other great prizes.

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“Read for the Win” Adult Summer Reading Program at the Library

May 12, 2016 

“Read for the Win” Adult Summer Reading Program at the Library

The Woodland Public Library will be holding “Read for the Win,” a summer reading program for adults running from June 4, 2016 through August 6, 2016. The program provides a venue for adults to revisit their childhood summer reading programs and supports and encourages reading in the adult community. It is generously supported by the Friends of the Woodland Public Library who provide funding for fabulous raffle prizes at the end of the program. For more information on the program, please visit the library or contact Carol or Trina at 530.661.5980


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The Woodland Farmer's Market Moves to the Library

May 9, 2016 

Growing Readers and Veggie Eaters!

The Woodland Public Library is happy to host the Woodland Farmers Market right on our doorstep on First Street. Every Saturday in May thru October the Farmers Market will be out front from 9:00am-12:00noon. Celebrating readers and veggie eaters this summer, the Library will host weekly Family Storytimes outside on the lawn at 11:00am. The Library will also have crafts, performers and other activities on Saturdays during the Farmers Market. Check the Library Events Calendar for information on what’s happening each week at the Market.

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Touch-a-Truck Event

April 21, 2016 

The Woodland Public Library is excited to be holding its very first Touch-a-Truck family event, from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 30th at 250 First Street. A variety of trucks and vehicles from the community will be on display in the library parking lot and on North and First Streets, adjacent to the library. Families will be able to get up close to everything, and even get on or in some of the vehicles!

There will be a garbage truck, a crane, a bus, a backhoe, a tomato truck, the Rec2Go van, police car, fire truck, and other fun vehicles. There will also be two food trucks selling lunch and snacks during the event: a gelato truck and a Mexican food truck. The library’s parking lot along with North and First Street next to the library will be closed for the event, but parking will be available on the west side of College Street.

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International Games Day@Your Library Brings Community Together to Read, Learn and Play

November 16, 2015 

Woodland Public Library will join over a thousand libraries around the world on Saturday, November 21, 2015, for the eighth annual celebration of gaming in libraries – International Games Day @ Your Library. Like so many other libraries across the country and around the world, Woodland Public Library will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.


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Story Stroll during Art Walk and Stroll through history

September 5, 2014 

Come enjoy WPL's first story stroll during our special open hours for the first Friday Art Walk and the Stroll through history. Walk among the beautiful south lawn and rose garden and read along to Karen Beaumont's "Ain't Gonna Paint No More!"


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New Storytime-to-go Kit Collection

September 5, 2014 

We have a new collection in the children's area! These backpacks are each filled with five books and an assortment of extra activities and toys to help little kiddos with early literacy learning. Come check one out!


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The children's picture books are now a browsing collection

August 25, 2014 

The picture book section of the children's area is now organized into ten general "subject areas" to make it easier for browsing. For instance, if you want books on trucks, you can simply go to the "Things that go" area. Books about the first day of school? Stop by "Growing up." Come on over and let us know what you think!


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Little Free Libraries popping up around Woodland

July 31, 2014 
Have you noticed little wooden kiosks around town containing lots of fun books for you to read? They are part of the Library's "Little Free Library" program, where Woodlanders are free to both leave and take books.  They are at different locations around the city, including Ferns Park, Woodside Park, Beamer Park, City Park, The Senior and Community Center, and  the courtyard behind Steve’s Pizza. More are coming soon too! They should have a rotating collection of books, including titles for kids!

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Last week for Summer Reading Program

July 29, 2014 
This is the last week for kids to come in and receive tickets and prizes for our Summer Reading Program. Don't forget your reading logs!

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"IndepenDANCE" Friday Art Walk on July 11

July 1, 2014 
Usually held on the first Friday of the month, the July Art Walk in downtown Woodland will be held one week later on Friday, July 11. The date change is due to July 4 falling on the first Friday. The theme for the July 11 event is "Independence" and will include music, dance, and art exhibitions in downtown Woodland.
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March After School Program

March 15, 2014 
Here is the March Calendar for the After School Program. So much fun to be had!

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Children's mural looking beautiful!

March 15, 2014 
We are so excited about the gorgeous mural being painted by local artist Rebecca England. Come take a look at the many vignettes on the wall!

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New Toy Area!

March 15, 2014 
Thanks to a generous grant from the California State Library, we have a beautiful new toy area for kids of all ages to enjoy. There are blocks, magnet builders, puzzles, and many more cool toys to play with!

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Picture Book reorganization

March 15, 2014 
Noticed some extra chaos in the children's picture book section? We're reorganizing the collection into subjects! That means if you're looking for books on potty training, dinosaurs, or trucks, you'll know right where to go instead of looking among authors last names. This is a big undertaking though, so please excuse our mess for a couple weeks while we get to work!