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Library Foundation’s 15th Anniversary Party!

Good afternoon – the Redwood City Library Foundation is celebrating its 15th anniversary, and this great nonprofit that has done so much for our community is inviting you to join the party! It’s a benefit for Project READ, and takes place at Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage in San Carlos on March 2. Please read the details below, and RSVP by February 23.
Thanks,
~ malcolm

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Join the Redwood City Library Foundation to Celebrate its 15th Anniversary!

The Redwood City Library Foundation will celebrate its 15th birthday with a grand party and fundraiser at Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage in San Carlos. The event takes place on Saturday, March 2, from 6 to 9 PM. Event proceeds will benefit Project READ’s Kids in Partnership (KIP) program.

The evening will include music, food, drinks, and entertainment typical of the 1950s. Included will be games of chance and an appearance by an Elvis performer. The general public is invited to attend. Donations, with a suggested amount of $25, will be collected at the door. Every15th guest will receive a gift from the Foundation.

Sparky’s museum-like venue features a collection of over 20 custom-built hot rods and street rods, plus several race cars and bikes. Period artifacts include a 50s type diner, a gas station, juke box and vintage coke machines.

Project READ, Redwood City Library’s most successful literacy program, has suffered a $130,000 cutback in State Library literacy funds this year. In order to keep alive one key project,  Kids in Partnership, the Foundation has pledged to raise $65,000.

The KIP program teams high school tutors, many of whom are low achievers, with first through fifth graders identified as academically “at risk” by school staff. Tutors are provided in-depth orientation and training to prepare them to work with their young learners at once-a-week sessions.

Both tutors and learners are tested upon entry to the program and reassessed every six months. The reading skills of both learners and tutors improve by an average of three grade levels each school year! This program serves 500 at-risk children matched with tutors.

RSVP by February 23 to (650) 367-1729 or csillin@sbcglobal.net. Donations may be made on line at  www.redwoodcitylibraryfoundation.org.

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