Redwood City Library to make robot deliveries

From Climate Online

“The Redwood City Library will soon be using robots to deliver materials to local seniors, persons with disabilities and others with disability issues that make it difficult to visit the Library.The city received a $99,760 grant from the California State Library to help fund the pilot program, which will total $252,781, according to city documents. Starship Technologies, Inc., which has operated delivery robots in Redwood City since 2017 as part of city pilot projects, will be providing deliveries for the Library. The company is pitching in $100,000 to run the new Library program, while the Library will contribute $53,021.”

Mom, daughter both 2019 graduates thanks to Redwood City Library program

From Climate

” Emmanuella Garcia has supported her daughter through high school, ensuring she was on the right path to graduate. But she wanted to take her position as a role model to her children even further.Lacking a high school diploma, Garcia enrolled into Career Online High School at the Redwood City Library. Now, she and her daughter can both call themselves 2019 graduates.Garcia is one of three of the newest graduates of the program that offers adults the chance to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online. The three graduates were honored at the Redwood City Council meeting on Monday.”

Longtime Redwood City librarian retires

From The Daily Journal

“A “Redwood City icon,” librarian Molly Spore-Alhadef has retired after more than 40 years of connecting patrons with books, videos, historic documents and whatever they sought from the library’s catalog.“With Molly’s retirement, it is the end of an era,” said Library Assistant Gene Suarez. “She really is an icon in Redwood City, helping generations of students and patrons. She has been the institutional memory of the city and its libraries.”A retirement party will be held for Spore-Alhadef at the library’s community room Friday, Feb. 1, and city and county officials will present her with proclamations then.”

Redwood City Library Offers Free Accredited High School Diplomas

From Redwood City-Woodside PATCH

“The City of Redwood City announced today the receipt of a grant from the California State Library to award scholarships to community members ages 18 years old or older who want the opportunity to earn a free accredited high school diploma through the Redwood City Public Library. Students simultaneously earn a credentialed career certificate through the Career Online High School (COHS) program.”

Redwood City Public Library rated among best in the nation

from the San Jose Mercury News

“The Redwood City Public Library is among the best in the nation. That was the conclusion reached by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, a national public library rating system. According to a city press release issued Tuesday, the organization gave the Redwood City Public Library five stars — the top ranking among all mid-sized and large libraries nationwide.”