Redwood City Downtown Library 1044 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA94063 The Redwood City Downtown Library has an extensive collection of books for all ages. In addition to books, it also…More provides movies, music and even eBooks.
The Fair Oaks Library is one of four public libraries in Redwood City. All offer more than just a vast collection of…More books. Multiple literacy programs and life skill programs like "How to Purchase a Home" are offered as well. Programs are often offered in Spanish as well as English to accommodate the large Spanish-speaking population. </p>
<p>The library originated as part of the Fair Oaks Community Center. </p>
Redwood City Library Archives and Local History Room 1044 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA94063 The Archives and Local History room has a large collection of local newspapers, magazines, books and more. It…More contains historical information about the development of the town, families that lived in Redwood, organizations and schools.
Located in the heart of downtown Redwood City, this library used to be a fire station before it became a bustling…More community center. It earned the prestigious "five star rating" from the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, making it the top rated library in the Bay Area.</p>
<p>In addition to thousands of books in its collection, the library provides literacy programs, foreign language education, and access to over 130 public computers with wireless access. The library hosts a Project READ literacy program that helps the diverse community increase their literacy levels. Over 1,400 volunteers have given over 100,000 hours of their time.</p>
<p>To maintain its exceptional services, the five-member Library Board appointed by the City Council for terms of three years meets monthly. In the library, there is a Local History Collection that documents Redwood City's colorful past in photos and historical documents.</p>
<p>The library also runs another branch in Redwood Shores. </p>
Books and other resources are available to all residents, but only those in the Judiciary, County employees and…More members of the State Bar may check out materials. The California Business and Professions Code section 6300 et seq. and a seven-member Board of Trustees govern the Law Library.</p>
<p>The collection is comprised of California and Federal statutes, codes, regulations, and cases, practice materials and research references, San Mateo County Ordinance Code, and Municipal Codes of cities, towns and communities within San Mateo County.</p>
Roosevelt Elementary School is a kindergarten through sixth grade school that strives to "Show Respect, Make A Good…More Decision and Solve Problems." After a two-year pilot program, Roosevelt has implemented the Project Based Learning (PBL) program for the 2010-2011 school year school wide, which focuses on science and social studies. Currently an expansion committee is seeking board approval to expand Roosevelt's PBL program to 8th grade beginning with the addition of 6th grade in the 2011/2012 school year followed by the addition of 7th and 8th grade over the next two consecutive years.</p>
<p>Roosevelt is very proud of their award winning teachers. Roosevelt's Kindergarten team won the prestigious Kent Award for their Kindergarten literacy program. In 2011, second grade teacher Sigrid McCarthy was awarded San Mateo County's Dorothy Boyajian Honored Teacher Award which honors teachers who reflect the teaching role of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is awarded to a teacher who inspires students in the areas of justice, understanding, civic engagement and diversity awareness and who helps to foster a commitment to community building.</p>
<p>Students can check out resources from the award-winning library and computer lab to keep pace with the increasingly tech-savvy world. The library's Accelerated Reader program assesses students' comprehension level by quizzing students on the books they read. Also beginning in the 2011/2012 school year, students in grades K through 5 will have the opportunity to use JiJi Math, after the school was awarded a grant to utilize the MIND Institute's software. Students will learn mathematical concepts through spatial and temporal reasoning.</p>