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Local Authors and Tempting Programs Will Keep Kids Reading All Summer at the Redwood City Public Library

Redwood City, CA – Redwood City wants to help parents make sure their kids keep reading over the summer!

We’ll help keep their reading skills sharp and their interest up during the summer by offering Redwood City Public Library’s Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales SUMMER READING CLUBS for kids, teens, and parents. Everyone can win prizes and coupons for local businesses, and enjoy weekly programs by musicians, magicians, and performers – and best of all, it’s FREE!

Sign-ups begin June 9th at any of the Redwood City public libraries. Participants who read for 600 minutes before September 3 rd will be eligible for numerous prizes, and can choose a new paperback to build up their home libraries. Teens who read four books will win a certificate to Century Theaters.

Entertaining programs for kids are repeated three times (once at each library) each Wednesday during June and July on the following schedule (1:00 at Schaberg; 4:00 at Fair Oaks; 7:00 at Downtown):

  • June 21: Jean-Paul Valjean – balancing acts
  • June 28: Marcus the Magician - magic
  • July 5: Juan Sanchez – singer/guitarist
  • July 12: James Henry – drums & percussion
  • July 19: Flying Calamari Brothers - funny magic
  • July 26: Puppet Art Theater – puppet show

And adults have a treat in store for them when local author and world traveler Dick Harte discusses the joys and woes of off-season travel, and his book Off Season. He’ll be at Schaberg Library on Thursday, June 8 th at 7:15 pm. For more information call 780-7010.

Two new programs for teens debut this summer: teens perform Readers Theater for children, and teens photograph their home town. Use of a camera included. Call Diane Casey for more information at 780-7035.

The Redwood City Public Library offers many free programs for children, adults, and families, and is the learning center of our community. For more information about library events and services you may access the library’s home page at or call 780-7026.

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Celia LaRiviere
Resource Development Supervisor
(650) 780-7045

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