Northside Donor “Sneak Peek” Appreciation Event

Wednesday, August 6th, 4:30pm thru 7:30pm Are you a Northside Donor of $100 or more? In appreciation of your generosity, you are invited to a “sneak peek” of all your new library has to offer. Enjoy light refreshments with your neighbors and some fun souvenirs. Storytime for kids will be held at 4:30, 5:30, and […]

The Donor Tree Branches have been installed in the Northside library branch!

The Donor Tree Branches have been installed in the Northside library branch!

In preparation for the opening later this summer, the donor tree itself has been installed in the Santa Clara Northside Library.  Donors who pledged $500 or $1000 (or more) will be honored in perpetuity with a leaf on this tree with their name.  The leaves themselves are being made and will be ready and installed […]

New shelving being installed in Northside Branch library

New shelving being installed in Northside Branch library

The shelving is being installed this week in the Santa Clara Northside Library, as we and the city work towards the goal of having it open by August of 2014!  Later this summer!  Woo!

Northside Library tops capital improvements for this year

As the Santa Clara Weekly reports, the north side Santa Clara City Library branch opening up this August is among the largest expenses for this year.  Everyone here is just excited to see this is still on track and happening, after so many years!

Summer Reading Kicks off with great performance from the Alphabet Rockers

Summer Reading Kicks off with great performance from the Alphabet Rockers

It’s officially summer again; and that means Monday night should be spent in Central Park Pavillion at the Summer Reading Family Fun Night! Tonight, at our opening event, Keypoint Credit Union presented a check for $15,000 to the Santa Clara Library Foundation to provide the funding for many of the Summer Reading programs.  And, then, […]

Please join us this Sunday, 4/6 at 11am for a celebration at the Northside Library

As you may or may not have heard, the city council has resolved the funding issues that had stalled progress on the Santa Clara City Northside Library, and give the foundation the go ahead to resume construction and acquisition of media and materials.  The city and foundation are hoping to complete this work and hire […]

City Council approves plan to get Northside Library back on track!

City Council approves plan to get Northside Library back on track!

At the Santa Clara City Council meeting this evening, the council unanimously approved a motion to essentially allow the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends to resume work on the Santa Clara Northside Library.  By exchanging some money with the city, we can get out from under the potential judicial stay on any money […]

Silicon Valley Reads 2014 Comes to Santa Clara Central Park Library

The theme of Silicon Valley Reads 2014 is: Books & Technology: Friends or Foes? One of the books selected for this year’s event is Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan. The story revolves around a hole-in-the-wall bookstore in San Francisco, a fraternity of book lovers, and lots of digital technology used to […]

Last day to register for the Lollapalooza before the price increase!

Today, Friday January 17th, is the last day to register for the Love Our Library Lollapalooza at the $50 ticket price, and tomorrow it goes up to $60/ticket. You can get information on the event by clicking here; you can purchase tickets from this link.

Local authors Betsy & Tom Franco talk about their book “Naked”

The Santa Clara City Library is sponsoring a talk and  by local author Betsy Franco and her son and illustrator Tom Franco about their new adult book, “Naked”, on January 26th at 2pm in the Redwood Room of Central Library. “When Jesse Lucas, a troubled, magnetic acting major, touches the sculpture Meditation in Stanford’s Rodin […]