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Redwood City Public Library Offers Great Family Events, Learning Tools, Homework Help, and More – and has Earned Another “5-Star/Best in the State” Rating!

Redwood City, CA - February 9, 2012 - The Redwood City Public Library offers many great programs and activities for the entire family, throughout the year. All the info is online at www.redwoodcity.org/library, but here’s a brief selection for February:

  • Crafty Tales: Saturday February 11, 11 am, at the Downtown Library – enjoy great stories and great crafts

  • League of Intrepid Paper Sculptors: Saturday February 11, 1-5 pm, at the Downtown Library - learn to make some cool origami

  • Music, Games & Stories in English and Spanish: Saturday February 11, 11 am, at the Redwood Shores Branch Library AND Saturday, February 18, 11 am, at the Downtown Library - join Valéria for music & stories, perfect for kids ages 1 to 4

  • Comedy, magic, juggling & amazing tricks with Owen Baker-Flynn: Wednesday February 15, 7 pm, at the Downtown Library AND Saturday February 18, 11 am, at the Redwood Shores Branch Library

  • Seaside Storytime: Saturday February 25, 11 am at the Downtown Library AND Saturday February 25, 1:30 pm, at the Redwood Shores Branch Library - learn about animals from our own bay with the Marine Science Institute

Another valuable resource at the Library is BookFLIX - an exciting new way for children to experience books and help early readers practice essential pre-reading and reading skills! Courtesy of the California State Library, BookFLIX is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to help spark a love of reading and learning. BookFLIX is available at www.redwoodcity.org/library/kids – click on BookFLIX.

Homework help for students! The Library offers free online help from expert tutors every day from 1 – 10 pm, at www.redwoodcity.org/library/kids - click on Free Live Online Homework Help. This service is sponsored by Friends of the Redwood City Public Library.

And, the Library provides a fun and supportive place to do homework and skillbuilding activities for grades 1 – 5, at the Downtown Library and all branch libraries, most afternoons, Monday through Thursday. The schedule is available at www.redwoodcity.org/library/kids/homework.html.

With these and many other great programs PLUS all the books, CDs, and DVDs one could want, it’s no surprise that the Redwood City Public Library has again been awarded the coveted “5 Star Rating” from the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. This means that the Redwood City Public Library is the highest-rated library of any size in the state, among every California city and county library system. There are only two 5 Star libraries in California, and just twenty 5 Star rated libraries in the entire country!

The Award Winning Redwood City Public Library connects the community and inspires a love of reading and learning through innovative, visionary programming and services such as literacy programs, access to technology, safe, inviting spaces for youth and families, and safe, inviting spaces for youth and families. It’s all online at www.redwoodcity.org/library. Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services. Subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:
Dave Genesy, Director
Redwood City Public Library
(650) 780-7036

 

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