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Redwood City Library’s Summer Reading Club Helps Fight “Summer Brain Drain!”

Redwood City, CA - June 15, 2012 - Research shows that children who don’t read over the summer break can lose up to three months of reading proficiency. The Redwood City Public Library comes to the rescue to fight summer brain drain by offering a multitude of fun incentives and family programs to keep everyone reading all summer long!

Reading/Listening Clubs: Kids who read for 600 minutes (10 hours) before August 31st will receive some wonderful rewards! Sign up for the Listening Club and listen to 10 hours of stories. Parents have the options of reading to their children, reading to themselves as their children read their books, or a combination of the two. Sign-ups are underway now, and continue all summer at all four Redwood City libraries. Rewards include a free book, a free game of mini-golf at Malibu Castle, a discount at Redwood Roller Rink, a Round Table Pizza coupon, and raffle tickets for great prizes!

Programs: The Library’s fabulous and fun weekly summer programs for the whole family are held each Tuesday (4 pm at Schaberg, 7 pm at Downtown) and Wednesday (4 pm at Fair Oaks, 7 pm at Redwood Shores). Programs are FREE and for all ages:

  • June 19/20: Busy Bee Dogs - silly dog comedy and amazing tricks
  • July 26/27: The Mark & Dre Comedy Show - A carnival of chaos with professional goofballs
  • July 3: Skates the Clown - comedy, balloons, and magic
  • July 10/11: Gerald Joseph - Amazing and funny magic
  • July 17/18: Steve Chaney - The hilarious voice of Corny the Crow
  • July 24/25: Daffy Dave - Kid-tested slapstick comedy
  • July 31 & August 1: Puppet Art Theater - Tommy's Space Adventure puppet show
  • August 7/8: Crosspulse - Body percussion, rhythm, and dance
  • August 14/15: Wild Things, Inc. - Bringing the wild to you
  • August 21/22: Andy Z - High-energy “kindie” rock

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 Visit Redwood City’s website at for information about the City and its services, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting


Jacky Averill
Redwood City Library


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