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For Immediate Release

Redwood City Library Foundation Announces Success of Fair Oaks Campaign

Redwood City, CA - March 5, 2012 - The Redwood City Library Foundation has announced the successful completion of its “Fair Oaks Library Campaign for Books.”  The campaign raised an astonishing $200,000 to purchase new books and materials for its smallest library, located in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood.

We are so pleased that we were able to provide new materials for this exceptionally well-used library,” said Foundation co-president Rouslana Yaroslavsky. “The library is an important family learning center for the entire area.” To the children and adults in the North Fair Oaks Neighborhood, the library is indeed a cherished place of learning, providing books and materials, computers, literacy programs and helpful librarians.

The campaign goal was reached at a successful fundraiser held at the library on February 9. The “We Love Bookworms” event brought in $20,000 in just that one evening to close the gap. Twenty-three major donors to the campaign were honored at the event with individual mementos and their names listed on a plaque that will hang in the Fair Oaks Library. Lead donors were the Danford Foundation/Hannig Law Firm and the David B. and Edward C. Goodstein Foundation. Other major donors include Chavez Supermarket, Sandra Cooperman, Dave Genesy, Georgi LaBerge, Provident Credit Union, San Mateo Credit Union, Sheriff’s Youth Program Fund and Wells Fargo Foundation.

The Foundation raised the funds through challenge grants, a series of special events, and personal solicitation. All the money was used to purchase children‘s books and DVDs, books for adults, English language audio materials, and music for children and adults.

This campaign was a remarkable success – and follows a tradition of success for the Foundation, which has raised $2.2 million since it was launched in 1998 to enhance library services, collections and programs. Projects funded by the Foundation include the award-winning Traveling Storytime, the Teen Homework Center, story times in all four libraries, and the entire “opening collection” for the Redwood Shores Library.

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, 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, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:
Georgie Laberge
Redwood City Library Foundation
(650) 780-7045

 

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