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Redwood City Library offering citizens mini-grants to create events, programs

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Ever wish a certain program, event or activity was offered at Redwood City Library? Here’s your chance to make it happen.

The Redwood City Library said it is offering small one-time grants of up to $1,000 to groups of people in the Redwood City and North Fair Oaks who have an idea for a program or event that “will help us reach and connect with people in the community who don’t currently use the library.”

The groups can be you and two to three friends or colleagues who share a creative idea for a program or activity at the Library. Groups chosen to receive grants will receive help from library staff to realize their ideas.

The effort, called “Library Takeover,” aims to “create more Library activities that help everyone in our community see the Library as a welcoming place and a valuable resource,” according to library officials.

Those interested in participating must attend of four “Library Takeover Orientation” sessions in June. They will feature refreshments and children’s activities and will take place:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-8:00 pm, Downtown Library Community Room
  • Thursday, June 20, 6:30-8:00 pm, Redwood Shores Branch Library Community Room
  • Saturday, June 22, 10:30 am – noon, Downtown Library Community Room
  • Wednesday, June 26, 6:30-8:00 pm, Fair Oaks Branch Library

More information on the Library Takeover can be found by clicking here.