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For Immediate Release

Library Foundation & Latino Community Council Host 2nd Annual Family Festival

Redwood City, CA - April 19, 2012 - The Redwood City Library Foundation is once again teaming up with the Latino Community Council of Redwood City (LCCRC) to raise funds for children’s books for the Fair Oaks Branch Library through a fun-filled community festival. “Kermes & Dia del Niño” will take place Sunday, April 29th from 11 AM to 3 PM in the parking area adjacent to the Fair Oaks Branch Library, located at 2510 Middlefield Road.

This exciting family-oriented event will feature great food, fun games and prizes for kids, vendor booths, wonderful arts and crafts, and remarkable local groups performing music, ballet folklorico, and drama. Funds raised will go towards picture books, beginning-to-read books, novels, and series for junior readers at the Fair Oaks Branch Library.

Major sponsors of the 2nd Annual Kermes & Dia del Niño are the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Youth Program Fund, Hannig Law Firm, Chavez Supermarket, New York Life Insurance Company, and Redwood City and its Civic Cultural Commission. Redwood City and a number of non-profit groups will provide many great activities designed to appeal to families, and especially to children.

LCCRC is an advocacy group working for the advancement of Latinos and their issues through civic and community engagement. “We are pleased to be once again partnering with the Library Foundation to provide educational resources for the children of our community,” said Arnoldo Arreola, chair of the LCCRC.

The Fair Oaks Branch Library serves the North Fair Oaks neighborhood which is comprised of predominantly Latino immigrants. In the four schools in the Fair Oaks area, 94% of the students are designated socio-economically disadvantaged, making this local branch library a vitally important resource. The Library focuses on family literacy, supporting school success, and access to computers. Additionally, it serves as one of the few public spaces in the neighborhood.

Since its formation in 1998, the Redwood City Library Foundation has raised $2.2 million to hire a Traveling Storytime librarian, establish a teen homework center, support the Dad and Me in the Library program, help fund an interpretive center, enlarge the collection at the Fair Oaks Branch Library, and purchase the complete collection for the new Redwood Shores Library.

Donations for children’s books for the Fair Oaks Branch Library may be made online at www.redwoodcitylibraryfoundation.org or mailed to Redwood City Library Foundation, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063. Donations are fully tax deductible. For information contact Georgi LaBerge, Executive Director of the Redwood City Library Foundation at (650) 780-7045 or glaberge@redwoodcity.org.  

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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