The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends supports lots of classes and events up at Northside Library that are aimed at helping people find jobs. Check out a local copywriter who found a full-time job after attending several of those classes.

Congratulations! We’re so happy that the library is able to make a difference in people’s lives.


Book Sale on the Patio at Central Park Library

We’re having a book sale out on the patio at Central Park Library this Sunday! Keep an eye out for these red carts and our intrepid volunteers who will have books of all kinds for sale. All proceeds go to support Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends.

We hope to see you there!

Putting a donation of Korean books to work

Last month,we had a HUGE donation of Korean books, all in excellent condition. The library was able to replenish its Korean collection from this donation.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get the name of this generous individual. So, if you’re reading this: THANK YOU!

Check out the Korean collection and books in all foreign languages on the second floor of Central Park Library. They’re a little hidden up there, but totally worth the trip up the stairs!

A small piece of local history

Look at what came in through our donations!

This particular proclamation is to honor the Eagle Scouts of Troop 14 here in Santa Clara. It’s always awesome when a small piece of local history comes through our hands.

Enjoying the Franklin Square Dance

The library had a great time manning their booth at the Franklin Square Dance last weekend! Over 480 people came to the booth, including these two.

They gave out glow prizes and passed out flyers, along with encouragement and happiness.

Thanks to the library for their efforts in reaching out to the community!

One last time, thank you YEF

We would like to thank the Yahoo Employee Foundation for all their support of the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends. They supported Northside Library when it opened, they were the lead sponsor for STEM Central, and more.

As you know, Yahoo was bought by Verizon; as the transfer of ownership is complete, the decision was made to dissolve YEF and donate their remaining funds to the organizations they supported over the years. We got one final donation from them, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Thank you YEF, for all your support.

Join us for an ’80s Bash!

Join Central Park Library in celebrating the summer as it winds down… Sing your favorite 80s songs, beat the pants off your friends at trivia, try out virtual reality and more. This party should be a great time!

We hope to see you there!

Keep an eye out for Comic Con 2017…

Remember what a great time you had at Comic Con 2016? 

All the activities and panels there were?

How much fun you had?

Well, mark your calendars for Saturday October 7, 2017! The Library is planning its 2nd Annual Comic Con! Keep an eye on their website,, to see as people, events, crafts, and more get added to the schedule.

We can’t wait!

How well do you know your trivia?

The Library hosted an 80s trivia night last week, as part of the Adult Summer Reading program. There was a great turn out!

The top three teams won gift cards to Books, Inc, our local independent bookstore.

Fingers crossed that they’ll get to host more events like this one in the future!

Outreach and Keychains

We enjoy sponsoring all the outreach activities the library does in the community. These are a couple of photos from the Library’s 4th of July booth at Central Park, where over 1300 people visited the booth, coloring and making keychains, along with signing up for Summer Reading!

What a great way to get out into the community and get people involved in their library!