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Redwood City Public Library

Donation Goal For This Project is $20,000
60% Donated/$8,000 To Go


The Redwood City Public Library inspires learning through innovative and visionary programming and services—literacy programs, support for school success, access to technology, safe, inviting spaces for youth and families, and gathering places that connect the members of the community with a love of reading and learning. Libraries should be considered “indoor parks” with many learning, cultural, and recreational activities for all ages, incomes, and cultures, and a primary way of helping to build community by promoting community participation and volunteerism.

What We Do

Promote Digital Literacy: Library customers come to our libraries with a wide array of technology questions and experience with computers. They may need help with understanding their new eReader, getting a Facebook account, or starting a resume. Many are seniors, English language learners, or computer beginners. Help increase digital literacy in our community at our drop-in technology labs or by teaching classes.

Traveling Storytime: Join Traveling Storytime and read to preschoolers each week at a Redwood City preschool or home day care. Only 30 minutes a week will make a huge difference in a child’s life.

Children’s Homework Help: Volunteers help students K-6th grade with math, spelling, writing, and other homework subjects. No formal training required.

Project Read: Project Read is part of the Redwood City Public Library, but offers its own unique volunteer opportunities. See the separate listing.

Students or people served:

Preschoolers, school-age children, adults learning about technology

Volunteer Times

Flexible depending on assignments – morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend opportunities available

Program Services

Primarily the Downtown Redwood City Public Library, but also the Fair Oaks, Redwood Shores, and Schaberg Branch Libraries