Books for school summer reading


If you have a child in middle or high school, they probably have a list of suggested – or required – books to read over the summer.

We reach out to the local middle and high schools to get those lists; then we put those books on their own cart just outside the bookstore door at the Central Park Library. That way you and your child will be able to find them!

Whole Foods is coming!

Michelle Fry (Whole Foods Market) and Kate Degelau-Pierce (SCCLFF) get together to talk marketing.

Michelle Fry (Whole Foods Market) and Kate Degelau-Pierce (SCCLFF) get together to talk marketing.

You may have heard that there’s a new Whole Foods coming to Santa Clara. This is exciting for the city and all the people who work and live near the new location. They’re going to be able to get delicious lunches and groceries before the summer is out.

We are excited because this store has chosen us for their first community giving day! That’s a day when the store donates 5% of their net sales to a local non-profit. We’ll be the recipient of their net sales on September 14.

Which is why we got together last week – to meet each other and to talk about how this all works. And of course take this photo together. We’re looking forward to working with the Whole Foods Market team!

We’re on LinkedIn now!

You may already follow the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends on Facebook and Twitter. We try to keep things different and interesting on those pages too – highlighting book recommendations and library activities and other interesting things going on in the community.

But now we have another way to keep in touch with the Foundation & Friends: LinkedIn. Please give us a follow over there. We’re looking forward to using this new (to us) platform to communicate with everyone!

Check out the new computer monitors


The computer lab in the Central Park Library has new, bigger monitors! We were happy to buy these for the library – they’re going to be so useful to the library’s patrons as they are able to do more. They’ll be perfect for the new database!

June Book Sale Today!

beach books

Our June book sale is today at Central Park library! Join us from 10am – 2pm to buy all kinds of books. We have loads of children’s, fiction, computer books, and more in the Margie Edinger room.

We hope to see you there!

Party with the Teens

Last month, the Teen department put on a party for all the Teens who use and support the library. It was Great Gatsby themed, and it looks like it was a great time. It’s fabulous to see all these happy faces!

Happy teens and Nan, our teen librarian

She's up to something

Happy Couple

A little party never killed anyone

Jazz hands!


Congratulations to the Santa Clara City Library for their STEMBowl


Last month, the California Library Association awarded our library an award for its marketing and PR work for the STEM Bowl they hosted last winter. Some of the committee members’ comments were:

“WOW. What a fantastic campaign and program. Although I can tell this took an immense amount of work, the dividends were immense. Great logo, website, and marketing materials. Bravo!”

“Fantastic idea, project, design and execution! The tie in to the Super Bowl was fantastic!”

“Very comprehensive project and PR with prominent library logo. Huge attendance and collaboration with other agencies and schools.”

“This project obviously entailed a lot of work, thought and coordination by the library. Very interesting and timely.”

Congratulations all!


Thanks Bandai Namco!

Bandai Namco Entertainment

We are so happy to have brought on another sponsor for summer reading: Bandai Namco Entertainment! They publish a ton of anime and games (eg Tekken, Warhammer), and are, we think, a great fit with our TeenRead Summer Reading program.

Bandai Namco Prizes

Bandai Namco is offering two gift baskets for prizes (pictured above) and a grand prize of a pizza party at their Santa Clara offices, with a chance to play some unreleased video games!

This is a wonderful set of prizes, and we couldn’t be happier to have them on board.

Thank you Keypoint Credit Union

Keypoint SRP Check 2016

Doron Noyman, Paul Sims, Keith Stattenfield, and Kate Degelau-Pierce at the presentation of the Summer Reading Program check from Keypoint Credit Union.

It’s big check time!

We’d like to say thanks to Keypoint Credit Union for their continued support of the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Doron Noyman officially presented the check to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends at the first Monday night summer reading concert on June 13.

Thanks so much to Keypoint for sponsoring such a great program.


Volunteer with us

Have you ever come to the Central Park Library and found that there were a bunch of red carts filled with books for sale out front? Those are our patio sales!

We hold the patio sales on weekends, as needed. There will be one, for example, on Saturday June 11 from 1-4pm to coincide with the Summer Reading Kickoff. we do hold them throughout the year on Saturdays and Sundays, but there is no regular schedule as of now. We do also hold occasional patio sales at the Northside library as well.

We are currently looking for a few more volunteers to help out with these sales. So if you like people and books and have free time on the weekends, please fill out our volunteer form.