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Bird Photo Contest for New Redwood Shores Library Interpretive Center

Redwood City, CA - February 20th , 2008The new Redwood Shores Branch Library is on track for a Fall opening, and among its unique features will be an environmental Interpretive Center offering an exciting interactive learning experience for all ages. From a giant Bay mud exhibit and a 300-gallon aquarium filled with Bay fish and invertebrates, to hands-on experiments with camouflage and physical adaptations, and a lot more, this part of the new Library will enthrall the entire family. And, the City is offering a chance for the community to get involved right now with the Bird Photo Contest – the winners will be exhibited in the new Library’s environmental Interpretive Center.

 Bird photographers, young and old, professional and amateur, are invited to submit their photos of South Bay birds. Redwood Shores is home to an amazing variety of birds and the Interpretive Center will celebrate them in a number of exhibits. We will be looking for sharp focus, digital images of specific native species of birds such as the Great Blue Heron, Black-necked Stilt, Brown Pelican and the rarely seen Clapper Rail. 

 All entries will be posted online with a link from the City’s website. The winning photos selected for use in the Interpretive Center will be posted on the Redwood City Public Library website beginning April 15th. The deadline for entries is February 29th, 2008, so it’s time to get the cameras out and head to the shore! The complete list of birds and the rules for entry are available on the Redwood City Library Foundation website at  More information is available by contacting Jacky Averill at (650) 780-7016,, or by stopping by the Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road.

 Great progress on the construction of the new Library can be seen at the corner of Marine Parkway and Bridge Parkway, or from the City’s live webcam:

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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Jacky Averill
Youth Services Librarian
(650) 780-7016


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