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Vote Now on Book Selection for Upcoming Event: “Redwood City Reads – One Book, One Community”

Redwood City, CA - March 6, 2006 - What would it be like if hundreds, or even thousands, of Redwood City residents – young and old alike, from all parts of the City, speaking English or Spanish – decided to read the same great book, at the same time? And then, they decided to get together in groups for book discussions, literary presentations, book clubs, and other related events? It would be a phenomenal community-building activity, and that’s exactly what’s planned for this May in Redwood City!

The first step is to select the book that we’ll all read together. Redwood City residents are urged to vote for their choice of five possible books on a list prepared by a volunteer community working group, by going to and clicking on “Vote for Book Selection.”

Participants can read overviews of the five titles, and then select their first, second, and third choices for which book all of Redwood City should read together. Voting will continue through March 17th.

Then, the City will let everyone know which book was selected for “Redwood City Reads – One Book, One Community” and we’ll all join together for this great community building activity in May. Surveys are also available at all City buildings, and can be requested by calling 780-7058.

Redwood City Reads – One Book, One Community” will be an exciting and fun program in which everyone will be invited to read the same book at the same time, and participate in programs, discussions, presentations, and lots of fun as we build a great community together! This will be the perfect opportunity for the wonderful diversity of residents in our community to sit down together with a common interest, and discuss ideas that are important to them. Community reading programs like this have had great success in hundreds of communities throughout the country, and Redwood City is anxious to bring that same success right here to our home.

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.

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


Rosalind Kutler
Redwood City Library

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