Supporting the ESL Book Clubs

Supporting the ESL Book Clubs

We are proud to support the ESL Book Clubs at the Santa Clara City Library! If you’re part of a book club, you know the struggle to find a copy – any copy! – of your monthly book. The Foundation & Friends will be buying extra copies of the books for the library’s ESL book […]

Read Santa Clara Honors the Foundation & Friends

Read Santa Clara Honors the Foundation & Friends

Read Santa Clara recognized long time supporters the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends and the Mission City Community Fund at their 20th anniversary.  The Foundation & Friends sponsors the publication of “In Our Own Words:  A Book of Learner Writings” each year.  Congratulations to Read Santa Clara on their anniversary!

Party at the Library! Join Us for the 80's Adult Prom!

Party at the Library! Join Us for the 80’s Adult Prom!

   Dancing, Video Games and Fun! Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 7-10 PM Register at A Fundraiser to Benefit the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends

In Our Own Words Celebrates 20 Years

In Our Own Words Celebrates 20 Years

Join us on April 11, 2015 from 2-4pm at the Mission City Performing Arts Center to celebrate 20 years of In Our Own Words, the book of learner writings from the adult literacy program Read Santa Clara. The book of learner writings, In Our Own Words is sponsored by a grant from Mission City Community […]

Genealogy and Immigration are Hot Topics at the Library

Check out this article in the Santa Clara Weekly about Janice Sellers, a professional genealogist, at the Central Park Library. Janice spoke to a full house at the Library as part of the 2015 Silicon Valley Reads which is focused on the immigrant experience.

Women and Heart Disease: How High is Your Risk?

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer for women?  Yet only 8% of American women consider heart disease and stroke to be their health threats!  Join Dr. Uma Vadlakonda, a cardiologist, in an interactive conversation about heart disease in woman and some simple lifestyle changes that would make a difference.   No reservations […]

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Check out the new display in the Central Park Library lobby.  Find books to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions. Thanks to Kaiser Permanente for sponsoring this program.

Carving Pumpkins

ESL Conversation Club Celebrates the Holidays

Holiday Craft Faire Applications Available

The Foundation and Friends Holiday Craft Faire will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014.   Applications are available now at the Library and online at under the heading Events.  If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us at

It's Adult Literacy Awareness Month!

It’s Adult Literacy Awareness Month!

It is a gift we often take for granted- the gift of reading. Can you imagine what life would be like if you didn’t have it? It is not just that the world of books would be closed to us- what about menus, forms, medicine labels, birthday cards, or notes from a child’s teacher?  It […]