Yolo County Library Foundation

What We Do

What We Do

We support Yolo County Library’s mission to “provide access for all to ideas that inform, entertain, and inspire.”

Funding Priorities

1. Yolo County Library’s Early Literacy Toolkit

We provide financial support for Yolo County Library to develop an Early Literacy Toolkit that includes print and digital resources for families to prepare their children for success in school.

Starting “upstream” by providing early literacy resources, Yolo County Library is using the Every Child Ready to Read framework to teach parents and caregivers the skills they need to help their children read at grade level.

Studies show that children who enter Kindergarten with early literacy skills are more likely to read at grade level by 3rd grade and graduate from high school.

2. Yolo County Library’s Summer and Winter Reading Programs

We provide financial support for Yolo County Library’s online registration service that is used for its Summer and Winter Reading Programs. This tool makes it easy for readers of all ages to track the number of books read to qualify for incentives and prizes.

3. Yolo County Library’s English Language Learning programs

We support the expansion of Yolo County Library’s English conversation clubs, English classes, and the Yolo Reads Adult and Family Literacy Program to all eight branch libraries.