Become a friends member today!

Are you an avid reader? Do you come to our book sales every month?

If so, you might be interested in our Friends Membership! For only $15/year (per person) or $25/year (per family) you can get into our monthly book sales an hour before non-members AND get a 10% discount in our Bookstore! This helps you get access to the best books at our monthly sales, and makes it easier for you to get even more books from our store.

If you’re interested, head over to our membership page!

What happens to all the books?

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret. We sell a lot of books, but it’s often hard to sell the YA books. I’m not sure why – but it means that if you’re looking for good YA books, our store and monthly book sale is a great place to find them. Every so often, we take a bunch of them that haven’t sold, and we give them to Santa Clara High School, who put them out for their students to take home. This is a great way to get a book we can’t sell into the hands of a reader.

So thank you to Santa Clara High for making sure our books get read!

Thanks to AMD!

A big thanks to AMD for coming in last week to help us sort through all the book donations we get.

We had a number of teams helping out in a number of locations moving books around and packing books to store for our sales.

I love their bright green t-shirts. And so helpful!


Thanks to the AMD volunteers for lending a hand. It was wonderful!

Effective Communication Class

The Foundation & Friends is happy to have sponsored a popular program on effective communication – over 90 people attended! Keep an eye on the library’s event calendar for more classes like this one.

Celebrating Lunar New Year

We are always proud to support the library’s Lunar New Year celebrations. This year, we were able to support celebrations at both Northside (on February 3) and Central Park (on February 10) Libraries. The decorations are so fun, the Lion Dancers are always a huge hit, and everyone has a great time! We hope you were able to celebrate with us!

Thank you!!

A huge thanks to everyone who came out to support Librarypalooza this year! We raised a record amount of money and everyone had a great time. We’ve got a photo album on Facebook to share with everyone.

We hope to see you next year!

Thanks to our Librarypalooza Sponsors!

A HUGE thank you to all of our Librarypalooza sponsors. They really make the event a success, and we couldn’t do it without them. Our top three sponsors are Related Companies, SummerHill Housing Group, and Mei Ling, Realtor. If you meet them or their representatives at the event, please thank them for all they do for the library.


Pulitzer Sponsor


National Book Award Sponsors

Thanks Sal!

A huge thanks to Sal Pizarro for mentioning Librarypalooza in his column this week!

If you’re planning on coming, but haven’t yet registered, your time is running out – Librarypalooza is Saturday. Register today!

Ride-along on the bookmobile!

We’re anticipating this being a big deal in our Librarypalooza auction: a ride-along on the new bookmobile! This should be great fun: you’ll get the insider’s perspective on the brand new bookmobile and get to see how it delights children and families alike.

Register today, and check out our other auction items!

Storytime is back!

Last year at Librarypalooza, we auctioned off a storytime with Ellin Klor, our family literacy librarian, and it was so popular, we had to split it in two!

She’s happy to offer it again this year. Treat the young ones in your life to story time with our Family Literacy Librarian. Ellin Klor is offering a family story time for 10-12 preschool or primary grade aged children and their parents, including a story and craft, to one lucky bidder. It would take place at the purchaser’s location of choice. This would be a great item for a family gathering or birthday party!

Register today, and check out our other auction items!