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Menlo Park Updates

Jul 22

City announces grant opportunity for local human services organizations

Posted on July 22, 2019 at 3:43 pm by Peter Ibrahim

The City of Menlo Park invites organizations to submit proposals for the FY2019-20 Community Funding Grant Program. The purpose is to provide financial support to local nonprofit agencies whose programs respond to the human service needs of Menlo Park residents. This funding intent is to subsidize the recipient agency, not be the sole support of any organization. All recipients of financial assistance grants enter into a contractual agreement with the City detailing the specific objectives the grant funds will accomplish. Grant recipients must fully expend all funds by June 30, 2020.

Using the community funding program guidelines, the City Council will allocate the limited resources to invest in community needs. Therefore, please note that requests are for consideration only and in no way guarantees funding for a particular agency. All necessary information, instructions and forms for submitting a grant application are available online. A City Council subcommittee will review all applications. Grant applications are due no later than 5 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2019.

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Jul 22

Community story time comes to the Belle Haven Child Development Center

Posted on July 22, 2019 at 3:42 pm by Peter Ibrahim

It is summertime and the children (and parents) are looking for fun activities and events. Join us Tuesday, July 30, from 10–10:30 a.m., for a community story time at the Belle Haven Child Development Center’s multi-purpose room located at 410 Ivy Drive.

Children, along with their parent or guardian, are welcome to join this fun event with Ms. Wendy, who has been with the Menlo Park Library for 5 years. In addition to leading fun, interactive storytime sessions, Ms. Wendy is a substitute teacher in the Menlo Park and received Montessori teacher training.

Come out and share in this fun, animated, creative and engaging time!

Ms Wendy Storytime at the Library

Jul 22

Join us for a summer night of books plus a movie!

Posted on July 22, 2019 at 3:42 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Join the Police at the first of three Friday Night Reads events planned to coincide with the City’s upcoming Menlo Movie Series. The readings will take place before the movie Friday, July 26, 2019, from 6:45–8:15 p.m. at the Belle Haven Youth Center, 100 Terminal Ave. Children and families are invited to meet their neighborhood police officers, eat pizza and get an autographed book of some of the officer's favorite stories. Books are geared for ages 2–14 years. 

Pizza and refreshments will be provided and children can listen to officers read excerpts from selected books. Each child gets to select a book to take home, and have it signed by the officers. Library staff will also be on hand to provide information about our local Menlo Park libraries.

Immediately following the Friday Night Reads event, the Menlo Movie Series kicks off with the animation and action feature, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. and will take place at the courtyard entrance of the Onetta Harris Community Center. Families are welcome to bring snacks and a blanket or chair to sit down and enjoy the movie with their neighbors.

menlo movie series crowd watches movie outside at night