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Archived News Release from 2004

For Immediate Release

Meeting Scheduled to Present Update on New Branch Library at Redwood Shores

Redwood City, CA - August 11 , 2004 - The community is invited to an update on the proposed Redwood Shores Branch Library at a special meeting co-hosted by the City of Redwood City and the Redwood Shores Community Association.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Pelican Cove complex, located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Bridge and Marine Parkways in Redwood Shores.

This is an opportunity for members of the community to get the latest information on how work on the new library is proceeding, and to meet the new Redwood City Library Director, David Genesy. At this meeting, the community will gain a comprehensive overview of the branch library development process, including its concept and plan, the State grant which was awarded, and an overview of the project’s current status and progress. This much-anticipated branch library is slated to open in late summer of 2007.

A series of four previous community meetings were held to gain public input on the design elements of the new branch library. Additionally, the City has already been awarded a $10.1 million grant from the State of California, and the State has reviewed and commented on the conceptual plan for the library, providing the architects with certain design guidelines and requirements.

The proposed Redwood Shores Branch Library will be a full-service, high-tech facility with a wonderful mix of community meeting spaces that double as homework centers or classrooms that can stay open after the library closes; designated spaces for families and teens; lounge areas; information areas; and a bookstore look-and-feel for new books and media. Special features include an interactive interpretive center and a café.

The Redwood City Public Library sponsors many free programs for children, families, and adults and helps our community to “understand the past, prepare for the future, and thrive in the present.” More information about library events and services is available on the library’s home page at www.redwoodcity.org/library, by calling 780-7026, or by picking up a Library events calendar in any Redwood City library.

Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.

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Contact:
David Genesy
Redwood City Library Director
(650) 780-7036

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