Thanks Chick-fil-a!

We just learned that Chick-fil-a has generously donated a large number of gift cards to the Summer Reading Program! These will be given out as prizes for our Summer Reading finishers. I know how much everyone loves a Chick-fil-a sandwich – so I’m sure these will be popular!

You can still sign up online for Summer Reading (until July 23). Prizes will be awarded to finishers through August.

Join us at the Santa Clara Whole Foods Market Preview Party!

Whole Foods

Get a sneak peek of the Whole Foods Market Santa Clara location on Saturday, July 23 from 5 to 7 pm. Enjoy food demonstrations, local vendors, music, raffle prizes and more! We’re going to be there, and I’m personally looking forward to it.

$5 donation requested to benefit Santa Clara Vanguard. They are a leader in providing music and movement education for young people in Silicon Valley. Vanguard has provided the music for past Love our Library Lollapaloozas – it’s a great organization.

Reserve your tickets for the Whole Foods Market Preview Party at


Come to Santa Clara City Library’s Comic Con!

Comic Con

We are proud to support the library’s Comic Con. On Saturday, September 24th, Central Park Library will be filled with people cosplaying, panels, crafts for kids and adults, and more. Take a look at the full list of activities and panels and sign up for your free tickets today!

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!