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Take the 2020 VIRTUAL Summer Learning Challenge

Kids! Teens! Adults! Get Set to Take the Challenge June 1-August 31. Everyone can take the challenge. Read, listen and learn all summer long. 


Click on Sign Up to enroll in the Summer Learning Challenge and to print your reading log (under 5 and school-age children) or bookmark (teens and adults). After you have printed your reading log or bookmark, return here to the Redwood City Summer Learning webpage and follow steps two through five to be a summer learning challenge champion! If you lose your reading log or bookmark, click on Sign Up and print a new one. No problem!

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Just for registering, all participants 18 years and under get a free book to keep. Newly registered teens and adults will be entered into a raffle to win gift cards to local businesses and streaming entertainment services.

The free book can be picked up at the Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, starting the week of June 15 during curbside pickup service hours. 

Tuesday 3:00-7:00pm

Wednesday 3:00-7:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm

Friday 10:00am-2:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm


Track your reading, listening and learning activities!

2020-SLC-Log-WebUnder 5 and School-Age Children: Color in a block for every 20 minutes of reading or listening each day, and each time you try a new activity this summer. You can read books, magazines, newspapers, road signs, take-out menus, etc. All reading counts!

2020-SLC-Bookmark-WebTeens and Adults:
Read or listen to five books, write a short review and list six new activities you did this summer.






When you have completed your reading log or bookmark, click on I’m Done to complete the finisher form. Then take a picture of your completed reading log or bookmark for step five. By completing the finisher form children ages 18 and under are entered into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship. The child must be a resident of Redwood City or North Fair Oaks to be eligible to win.


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Children 12 and under visit the Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road after July 7 to show us the picture of your completed log and collect your prize. Teens and adults will be automatically entered into a raffle to win amazing prizes. 

See what's coming up this summer at the Redwood City Libraries!

Ever wonder how the Redwood City Public Library provides amazing programs and events during the summer and all year long? It’s because of The Friends of the Redwood City Library Bookstore! 100% of their book sales goes toward library events and programs for all ages. Right now, our buildings are closed but the Friends of the Library are still here. To learn more, become a member or make a donation click here:

Virtual performances for all ages!

Pre-registration is required for all virtual performances. To register, email us at Tell us the program name, date and time you wish to attend and how many will be participating in your group. Since each performance is different, some of our performers have asked us to limit the number of attendees for maximum entertainment purposes. Virtual seats are on a first-come first-served basis. Please allow us 24 hours to respond to your initial email. The login information will be emailed by 5:00pm the day before each program.

NorCal Bats: Real live Bats ¡Murciélagos en vivo!

Tuesday, July 7 • 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 7 • 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 8 • 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 8 • 6:30 PM

Music by Nathalia: Bilingual Music for Families ¡Música bilingüe para la familia!

Tuesday, July 14 • 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 14 • 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 15 • 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 15 • 6:30 PM

Full Circle Falconry: An amazing raptor show ¡Un espectáculo asombroso de rapaces!

Tuesday, July 21 • 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 21 • 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 22 • 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 22 • 6:30 PM

Puppet Art Theater: Tommy's Pirate Adventure ¡La aventura pirata de Tommy!

Tuesday, July 28 • 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 28 • 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 29 • 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 29 • 6:30 PM

Virtual programs for Kids! Teens! Adults!

To help us properly prepare for an amazing event and to ensure the safety of our youth and teen customers, pre-registration is required for all virtual programs. Sign up, ask questions, provide comments and suggestions at

Programs that require kits or books will be distributed at the Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. Our kits and books are packaged 72 hours before distribution, allowing them to self-isolate before we deliver them to you. We use Personal Protective Equipment as outlined by San Mateo County Health Department from packaging to delivery of the kits.


Yoga 4 Kids

June 11-August 13 (except July 2) • 11:00-11:45 AM
Downward puppy dog! Don’t forget your mat, towel and water. Suggested for ages 12 and under.

Click here for these calendar events.

Craft Camp Remote for grades K - 3rd

Wednesdays July 8 - August 26
Craft Camp for grades K-3. Pick up your materials behind the library on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 AM  Then tune in at 4:00 PM for stories, songs, craft instructions and at-home challenges.

Click here for these calendar events.

Book Clubs! ¡Clubs de Lectura!

July 8 - August 13
English Book Club for grades 3-5 • Wednesdays • 3:00 PM
Club de Lectura para grados 3-5 • Los Miércoles • 4:00 PM
Awesome Readers Book Club for 2nd Graders • Thursdays • 3:00 PM

Click here for these calendar events.


Teen Video Challenge! I Love My Library!

Create a short video (30-90 seconds) telling us why you love the Redwood City Library. The video may be filmed anywhere, using any equipment or video-sharing app. Videos will be judged on creativity, message clarity, relevance and overall impact. The winning teen/teen team will receive $200 in gift cards and a $100 donation to their favorite charity or organization. The contest deadline is August 31. Winner will be announced September 8. For teens ages 12-18. Submit your video to

Girls* Change-Making Task Force
4 week paid workshop. Applications due July 5.

We will empower teen girls with basic advocacy and activism skills and provide support and guidance to create change in their own community. All participants will receive a stipend. To join the conversation, apply now: Change-Making Application. In partnership with Redwood City Public Library and

Girls* refers to any and all self-identified teen girls, trans girls, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender expansive youth. We recognize folx exploring their gender, particularly at this age, and honor that in this space.

Teen Craft Club

Wednesdays July 8- August 12
A different activity and project every week! Pick up your materials behind the library on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. Then tune in at 2:00 PM for video instructions. For teens ages 12-18.

Teen Connect

Thursdays July 9-August 13 • 6:00-7:00 PM
Weekly virtual gathering and hangout! Music, games, books, hot topics and more. For teens ages 12-18.

You-Decide Book Club

Fridays July 10 - August 14 • 4:00-5:00 PM
Sign-up and pick-up or download a free book from our Summer Learning must read collection then discuss it with friends. For grades 9-12.

FortNite Tournament - Coming Soon!

Get hyped! Win prizes! For grades 6-12.


Community Memory Meet-Up

Tuesday, July 7 • 6:00-7:00 PM
Learn how to create a zine and help document our city's pandemic experiences for the Community Memory Project.   Register in advance to receive zine-making supplies. Suggested for ages 16+.

Bilingual Mindfulness Meditation with Jana Kiser and Selena Nadal
Meditación de conciencia plena bilingüe con Jana Kiser y Selena Nadal

Wednesday, July 8 • 6:30 PM • miércoles 8 de julio • 6:30 pm
Wednesday, July 15 • 10:15 AM • miércoles 15 de julio • 10:15 am
Tuesday, August 11 • 3:30 PM • martes 11 de agosto • 3:30 pm
Please Join us for an opportunity to experience the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation or deepen your practice, in Spanish or English. Help us build community in Redwood City and in Puerto Rico lead by expert teachers at both locations.

Únase a nosotros para experimentar los beneficios de la meditación de conciencia plena o profundizar su práctica, en español o inglés. Ayúdenos a afianzar el sentido de comunidad en Redwood City y en Puerto Rico, liderados por maestros expertos en ambas ubicaciones.

Meredith May - Beekeeper & Author - The Honey Bus

Thursday, July 30 • 6:30-7:45 PM
The Honey Bus is Meredith's memoir of growing up in her grandparent's home and helping with beekeeping chores. She will share a message to bee lovers and others looking for healing in an uncertain time. Suggested for ages 13+.

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Using Meditation

Saturday, August 1 • 2:00-3:30 PM
Learn how to implement a simple yet very powerful meditation technique that can be life changing. Hosted by Manish Saggar, PhD, an Asst. Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine. Suggested for ages 18+.

Ex Libris Film Discussion + Craft

Tuesday, August 4 • 6:00 PM
Watch documentary Ex Libris: The New York Public Library via Kanopy [], then join a live discussion of the film.  Register in advance to receive supplies to create your own custom bookplate. For ages 18+.

Crafts for Adults with Christie's Creative Cupboard

Tuesday, August 18 • 3:30-5:00 PM
Join instructor Christie Inocencio for a relaxing crafternoon art activity. Suggested for ages 18+.



Don’t forget! To register, ask questions, provide comments and suggestions email us at

The Summer Learning Challenge is generously sponsored
by Friends of the Redwood City Library






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