Teenagers are notorious for being disengaged and uninterested in their communities. In our experience, that’s an incorrect stereotype. The Santa Clara City Library has not one, but two teen councils – groups of teenagers who advise the library on what kind of programs would appeal to teenagers but when they should hold those programs. Sometimes, they even run the programs themselves!
We support Teen Councils through simple things like providing pizza for their meetings. But, as you all are aware, free food is a great way to get people to show up – teenagers and adults alike. It’s a small thing, but it accomplishes something big: keeping our teenagers involved in their community. We couldn’t do this without you.
#GivingTuesday is on December 1st! We want you to donate money to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends that day. Of course the money you give to the Foundation & Friends buys books and DVDs. But it also funds other wonderful things, like our Teen Councils.
Please donate on December 1st. If you donate more than $150 that day, your name will be entered into a drawing for a football from the 49ers signed by Reggie Bush. Thanks for your support!