Congrats to Teen Writing Contest Winners!

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From left to right…

Hershal Shah (3rd place, high school), Ziana Deen (2nd place, high school), Joseph Goodrich (1st place, high school), Samia Abbasi (grand prize winner), Natalie Loredo (2nd prize, middle school), Kaleahani Angervil (3rd place, middle school). Katrina Espinoza (1st place, middle school), not pictured).


Sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends

Healthy Mind

Healthy Mind 1Check out the new display of books and handouts about Healthy Minds, part of Kaiser Permanente’s Healthy Living program.  Thanks for Kaiser for sponsoring this program!

Honoring our Corporate Foundation Donors!

Last night, at the Santa Clara City Council meeting, the Library Foundation and Friends presented awards to five of our corporate partners.  Through their generosity, and the generosity of our volunteers, donors, and supporters, the Foundation has  supported more than four million dollars worth of programs in our City libraries over the past thirteen years.

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Left to right, Keith Stattenfield, Foundation President. Doron Noyman, Director of Sales and Development, Keypoint Credit Union.  Helen Jones Grays, Senior Vice President, Keypoint Credit Union.  Michael Kirsch, Foundation volunteer and former board member.  Chris Boyd, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permenante Santa Clara Medical Center.  Steve Rainbolt, President, Rotary Club of Santa Clara.  Steve Ricossa, Mission City Community Fund Board member.

Holiday Craft Faire Applications Available

The Foundation and Friends Holiday Craft Faire will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014.   Applications are available now at the Library and online at under the heading Events.  If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us at

Northside Time Capsule Dedication

Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 11am – 12pm

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Join us as we put the finishing touches on the Northside Library time capsule which will be opened in fifty years. See what it contains and add your own wishes for the library’s future. Light refreshments will be served.

A “Wonder-ful” Storytime!

A special guest greeted families at Saturday’s Story Time.  Wonder Dog, Read Santa Clara’s genial mascot, paid a surprise visit to remind families that reading together is wonderful and no matter how old you are, it is never too late to learn!

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He had quite a following as he handed out bookmaking kits and information about our 0-to-6 website.

Save the Date – February 7, 2015

For the 2nd Annual Love Our Library Lollapalooza!  Last year’s event was described as “whimsical and ritzy” by the Santa Clara Weekly.  Don’t miss out on the fun!

Forever Young – Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Date: 9/23/2014 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Central Park Library Margie Edinger Room
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, California 95051

Cosmetic Dermatologist Ngoc Pham, MD and Esthetician Beverly Saner will share information and demonstrate cosmetic techniques to enhance your natural beauty.  A FREE event for Members and Non-Members.  FREE cosmetic samples provided. No reservations are needed.


Watch the Northside Grand Opening

Now available on YouTube, a video of our Northside Grand Opening.  Check it out at!

Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends Named 2014 Non-Profit of the Year!

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends has been named Assembly member Bob Wieckowski’s 2014 Non-Profit of the Year.  Assembly member Wieckowski will recognize the Foundation & Friends at his upcoming “State of the District” event on Thursday, September 25 from 6-8pm at SanDisk, 951 SanDisk Drive, Milpitas, CA.

According to Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends Board President Keith Stattenfield, “We were thrilled to hear we will be receiving this honor from Assemblymember Wiekowski.  Over 150 volunteers supported the work of the Foundation last year through fundraising, advocating, and selling used books – it is great to see them recognized for their impact in the community.”