It's Official!!
Plans to move forward with the new North Branch Library were officially approved at the June 17th City Council meeting! Look for a groundbreaking ceremony in early 2009. Nice work everyone!

Save the Date
The 4th Annual Puttin' on the Ritz event will be held Saturday, October 25, 2008 and returns to the Historic Redondo Beach Library at Veterans Park. We'll be posting details as they become available so please check back!

Dolphin Dash Sales
Springfest marks the kick-off of dolphin sales for the 3rd Annual Dolphin Dash! Springfest will be held April 24 through April 27, 2008 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

Puttin' on the Ritz
The 3rd Annual Puttin' on the Ritz event will be held Saturday, October 27, 2007 at the Venezia Italian Grill Restaurant on Harbor Drive. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Beverly Bodkin at 310-539-6102.

Foundation to Host Community Book Fair and Summer Fun Expo

Clifford the Big Red Dog The public is invited to "let the book bugs bite" this summer at the Redondo Beach Library Foundation's Scholastic Book Fair and Summer Fun Expo. The event will take place from 10 AM - 8 PM on Friday, June 23; and from 10 AM - 6 PM on Saturday, June 24, in the Hayward Community Center at the Redondo Beach North Branch Library, 2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. The event is sponsored by the Redondo Beach Library Foundation to raise funds to build a new North Branch Library.

The Book Fair will feature a wide variety of books and educational products, including newly-released works, award-winning titles, children's classics and more. The event will also include an Expo and raffle featuring local businesses and organizations that provide summer recreational and learning opportunities for children.

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Rebecca Sargent Elected President of Redondo Beach Library Foundation

Rebecca Sargent The Redondo Beach Library Foundation is pleased to announce that Rebecca Sargent has been elected President of the Board. Sargent has been a Redondo Beach resident for over 35 years, has a background in law, and recently completed 24 years as a Board Member of the Redondo Beach Unified School District.

"I'm honored to be a part of the Library Foundation," says Sargent. "My background in education has shown me why our library system is so important. Many of society's challenges are caused by low literacy; that's why it's essential to have up-to-date community resources such as our Redondo Beach libraries."

In her new position, Sargent will focus on three major areas: fund-raising to build a new Redondo Beach North Branch Library; new programs to foster high levels of literacy and a love of learning; and community awareness for both Redondo Beach libraries.

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Local Family's Garage Sale Raises Funds for a New North Branch Library

Local Kids Raise Money for the North Branch Library
Katie Mapula (age 5), along with her brothers Sammy (age 12) and Joey (age 9), hosted a fundraiser yard sale to show their appreciation for the Redondo Beach North Branch Library. They raised $138.15, which they donated to the Library Foundation's North Branch Library construction fund. The children were inspired by their grandmother, Thildy Arnold, who has used the North Branch Library with her family for the past 40 years.

Everyone in the community can help build a new, modern library in North Redondo Beach! The Mapula family -- grandmother Thildy Arnold, mother Denise and 12-year-old Sammy, 9-year-old Joey and 5-year-old Katie -- is just one example of how Redondo Beach residents can make a difference. This family recently held a yard sale, generating $138 towards the building of a new facility.

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