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Archived News Release from 2005

For Immediate Release

Grand Re-Opening Party Scheduled to Celebrate Completion of Redwood City’s Schaberg Branch Library Renovation

Redwood City, CA - August 10, 2005 - Redwood City’s Schaberg Branch Library located at 2140 Euclid Avenue has been closed for over a year to undergo a much-needed update and remodeling. Now, the City is happy to announce that the renovation is complete, and this greatly improved and enhanced neighborhood library is ready to re-open, to better serve the community of Redwood City.

The Schaberg Branch Library will hold a special Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Saturday, August 27, 2005 and the entire community is invited to join the party! This special event takes place from 10 am to 2 pm. Mayor Jeff Ira will welcome and usher in the community at 10 am, and shortly after, Miss Redwood City, Jessica Pedden, will appear in sequins and crown presenting her popular “prince and princesses” story time. Activities for the whole family include prize drawings, craft projects, and storytelling by the library staff. The library will remain open for business until 5 p.m.

This $582,000 renovation was paid for from the City’s Capital Improvement Project budget and the results are astounding, making the library more vibrant, efficient, and welcoming to the public. Among the much-needed improvements that the public will now enjoy are remodeled restrooms, new wheelchair access throughout the library including to the lower level, reconfigured library collections for easier access and use, more computers for public use including convenient self check-out computers, and new carpeting and paint throughout the facility.

Schaberg Branch Library has been serving the community since 1957 and is a well-used resource for many thousands of people” said Dave Genesy, Redwood City Library Director. “We’re very proud to update this library into the 21st century with new amenities, making it more comfortable, inviting, and useful for the community.”

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, and the Foundation, is available on the library’s web page, by calling 780-7026, or by picking up a Library events calendar in any Redwood City library.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning 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:
Celia LaRiviere
Resource Development Supervisor
(650) 780-7045

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