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Santa came to the Mission Library’s Holiday Open House

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to Mission Library’s Open House last week! And thanks to the Santa Clara Weekly for writing it up. We’re so happy that everyone enjoys the Mission Library and seems to have a great time at these events. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Support Santa Clara City Library by making your tax-deductible year-end donation

As 2016 winds to a close, you can still make a difference with your tax-deductible donation to Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends. Santa Clara City Library has done some amazing things this year. Things like: Hosted our first-ever Comic Con Installed Bike Fix-it Stations Run a fabulous Summer Reading Program Celebrated cultural events […]

Happy Birthday Ruth Colvin!

Happy Birthday Ruth Colvin!

Ruth Colvin, the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America, was a speaker at Read Santa Clara’s last book launch event. She turned 100 years old on December 16! Read Santa Clara’s learners and tutors will be participating in a book discussion of her book, “Off the Beaten Path- Stories from Around the World” in Jan/Feb. […]

Support Santa Clara City Library by making your year-end donation

Libraries are awesome! They are places where you can: access enormous amounts of information meet other people who like the same things you do broaden your horizons entertain yourself Thank you for all of your support throughout the year. You donate books and movies and music, you shop at our book sales, you come to […]

Happy ESL Holidays

Happy ESL Holidays

The ESL Group had their holiday celebration today! Santa showed up, there were carolers. some delicious food, and plenty of time to talk with their classmates. We are so happy to be able to support this wonderful group! The librarians who run it are great at coming up with creative and fun activities for the […]

Being grateful for mom and libraries and robots and turkeys

Being grateful for mom and libraries and robots and turkeys

Youth Services encouraged the kids who come through at Central Park Library to write down what they’re thankful for on paper feathers during November. Then, they put this turkey together, so everyone can see! It’s a great project, and it reminds me how important it is to be grateful. If you can’t read the feathers, […]

Enjoy some holiday cheer at Mission Library

Please join us for a night of Holiday Cheer at Mission Library! The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends is hosting an evening open house at the Mission Branch Library and City Plaza Park Gazebo on December 21st from 5pm – 7pm. We’ll serve hot chocolate to keep you warm, and rumor is that […]

Announcing: Childcare for Librarypalooza!

One of the awesome things we’re able to do this year for the first time is to offer offsite childcare during the Librarypalooza gala on February 4th. We’ve teamed up with the Santa Clara Parks & Recreation department to host Kids Rock – a Saturday night activity for kids in Kindergarten – 6th grade. Your […]

You're cordially invited...

You’re cordially invited…

Please join us for the 2017 Librarypalooza, honoring Judy and Jerome Nadler. We’ll have live music, fun, a live auction (we’re adding items as it gets closer!), drinks, and delicious food provided by the Mission College Culinary Arts Program. Date and Time: February 4, 2017 6:30pm – 9:00pm Location: Santa Clara City Library 2635 Homestead […]

Congratulations to the winner of the Teen Read Week Book Cover Contest!

Congratulations to the winner of the Teen Read Week Book Cover Contest!

Congratulations to Erika Hamauchi, an eighth grader, for her artistic cover of Rainbow Rowell’s book, Eleanor and Park! Erika won the grand prize, a $100 Visa Gift Card. She was one of seven middle and high school prize winners; everyone received a certificate of achievement and gift card. The Book Cover Contest was held during […]