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3rd Annual Kermes Family Festival – Benefit for Fair Oaks Library – April 28

Good morning –

The Redwood City Library Foundation and the Latino Community Council are partnering to bring a great family festival to the community, at the Fair Oaks Branch Library. It’s the “3rd Annual Kermes & Dia del Niño” festival on April 28, and it’s a fundraiser to provide children’s materials for that library. Great fun for the family, filled with lots of activities, music, food, and fun, and it’s all for a wonderful cause – please read on!


~ malcolm


Library Foundation & Latino Group Host Third Annual Family Festival

The Redwood City Library Foundation is once again teaming with the Latino Community Council of Redwood City (LCCRC) to raise funds for children’s materials for the Fair Oaks Library through hosting a community festival:

“Kermes & Dia del Niño”
Sunday, April 28, 11 am – 3 pm
Fair Oaks Library 2510 Middlefield Road

The family-oriented event will feature vendor booths, food booths, games and prizes for children, arts and crafts, and local groups performing music, ballet folklorico, and drama.  Funds raised will go towards materials and technology for children who use the Fair Oaks Library.
The Fair Oaks Library serves the North Fair Oaks neighborhood with a  total population of 20,539 which is comprised of predominantly Latino  immigrants. The library serves four schools where 94% of the students  are designated socioeconomically disadvantaged. 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.
The LCCRC is an advocacy group working for the advancement of Latinos and their issues through civic and community engagement. Over the past two years, the LCCRC raised a remarkable $36,700 to increase the children’s collection of books, videos, and CDs.
Since its formation in 1998, the Redwood City Library Foundation has raised $2.3 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 Library, and purchase the complete collection for the new Redwood Shores Library.
Donations may also be made online at or mailed to Redwood City Library Foundation, 1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063. Donations are fully tax deductible. For information contact Executive Director Georgi LaBerge at (650) 780-7045 or
Major sponsors of the Kermes are Rocket Fuel, Inc., AT&T, Sheriff’s  Youth Program Fund, Chavez Supermarket, Redwood City International and  the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

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