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Archived News Release from 2010

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Library Foundation Invites Community to
“I Love Books!” Fundraiser for Fair Oaks Library

Redwood City, CA - February 11, 2010 - “I Love Books” is the theme of a very special fundraiser to be held at Redwood City’s Fair Oaks Library on Thursday, February 25th from 6 to 8 pm. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase critically-needed books and other library materials for children and adults, as part of the Fair Oaks Library Campaign.

Guests at this fun event will enjoy tapas, wine, and music while having opportunities to bid on a variety of auction items and make donations toward the Library’s purchase of books. There is no admission fee for the event which is presented by the Redwood City Library Foundation. The Fair Oaks Library is located at 2510 Middlefield Road.

With the overall economic situation still causing financial difficulties, the Library’s budget for new books and materials has not been able to keep pace with the changing needs of patrons. In 2009, the usage of Fair Oaks Library increased by a remarkable 45% over the previous year as more job seekers, language learners, students, and families with children accessed the Library’s free services. This illustrates the increasing need for library materials at this location. The greatest need is for more picture books, fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults, English as a second language materials, magazines for teens, and DVDs for family viewing.

The community is invited to join the fun, help raise much-needed funds, and assist the Library in serving the community of Redwood City. Major sponsors of this important fundraiser are Hannig Law Firm, Peter and Paula Uccelli Foundation, Recology, San Mateo Credit Union, Kaiser Permanente, Provident Credit Union, RC Saltworks, Latino Leadership Council of Redwood City, Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, and Stanford University.

Founded in 1998, the Redwood City Library Foundation has raised more than $1.7 million that has been used for a variety of critical Library needs, including to hire a Traveling Storytime librarian, establish a teen homework center, support the Dad and Me in the Library program, help fund an interpretive center, and purchase the entire opening collection for the new Redwood Shores Library. The current campaign is to raise $250,000 to expand the Fair Oaks Library collection. More than $110,000 has been raised thus far.

For more information on this fundraiser and about the Fair Oaks Library campaign, contact Georgi LaBerge, (650) 780-7045 or glaberge@redwoodcity.org.

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 www.redwoodcity.org/library or call 780-7026.

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Contact:
Georgi LaBerge, Executive Director
Redwood City Library Foundation
650-780-7045

 

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