Paper hearts

Paper hearts

The students at St Clare’s made these adorable paper hearts thanking the Mission Branch Library. It was so heartwarming to see these posted during the Mission Library Celebration. To quote a few of them. I love the Mission Library because there are lots of interesting books to read. and I like the Library because they […]

Honoring Bob Byrd at Librarypalooza 2018

Honoring Bob Byrd at Librarypalooza 2018

We are thrilled to be honoring Bob Byrd at Librarypalooza this year! Bob is a retired librarian with a long history of serving the Santa Clara City Library. He has served on the Library Board of Trustees, was one of the original founders of the Foundation & Friends, creates displays in the Heritage Pavilion at […]

Librarypalooza is February 3, 2018

Librarypalooza 2018 is coming up on February 3! We’ve been working hard to make this event as as amazing as possible. Join us for Food from Mission College Catering Music from Santa Clara Vanguard Blackjack from Pairadice Casino A live auction and more! Register today and learn more about the event!

Book Sale Sunday

We’re having a book sale on the patio at Central Park Library on Sunday! This will be our last patio sale of the year and will be a great time to find presents for all your loved ones. We’ll have children’s books and teen books, history books and business books. Fiction, cookbooks, you name it! […]

Comic books are a gateway...

Comic books are a gateway…

We got this photo after Comic Con this year, with the caption, “A is up late reading the book he got at Comicon (while camping out inside a pillow fort).  He’s never stayed up late to read a book before!” It’s always great to see children turning into readers!

One of the Read Santa Clara tutors is now a published author

One of the Read Santa Clara tutors is now a published author

What does Chicken Soup have to do with Read Santa Clara? Well, we learned that a Read Santa Clara tutor had her story, Back to Basics, published in the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book! It’s based on her tutoring experience, and shows how tutoring helps both people learn. Congratulations to this amazing tutor!

Join us at Mission Library tomorrow!

Join us at Mission Library tomorrow!

Learn and celebrate the renovation of the Mission Library! There will be family activities, a book sale, food, music, and more. The book sale will be a bag sale – $1 per book, $5 per bag – in the activity room. We can’t wait to see you!

Four reasons to donate to Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends this #GivingTuesday!

Your year-end gift to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends makes for happy, bright shining faces across Santa Clara and Silicon Valley! These girls have books because of generous donors.   Your support allows the library to host classes that introduce children to music!   The library can host workshops like the repair […]

Are you shopping this CyberMonday?

If you’re sneaking in a couple of purchases from Amazon at work today, please use Amazon Smile! It’s a great way to support us and get your holiday shopping done at the same time. Thank you for your support!

Youth services is holding a short fiction contest

The Children’s Department at Central Public Library is holding a short fiction contest! Turn in your 600-word entries on or before November 30, 2017. Prizes will be announced in mid-December. Check out the webpage for more information. Need some ideas? Here are a few writing prompts to get you started: A group of children on […]