Children’s

First Northside Children's Book Sale

First Northside Children’s Book Sale

First Friends’ Northside Children’s Book Sale Saturday November  22nd 9am-11am  As part of the “Black Saturday” events at the Northside Library this weekend, the Friends will be holding their first Northside Children’s Book Sale.  Stop by to find picture books, easy reader, chapter books and teen books as well as audiobooks and DVD’s! It’s a win-win – you […]

A "Wonder-ful" Storytime!

A “Wonder-ful” Storytime!

A special guest greeted families at Saturday’s Story Time.  Wonder Dog, Read Santa Clara’s genial mascot, paid a surprise visit to remind families that reading together is wonderful and no matter how old you are, it is never too late to learn! He had quite a following as he handed out bookmaking kits and information about our […]

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, […]

Summer Reading is Here!

Summer Reading is Here!

Summer Reading starts this Sunday, June 1st, and the Kickoff Party is Saturday, June 7 from 1pm -4pm. You can sign up online to receive your reading logs.  Reading logs for children, teens and adults will also be given out at the Youth Services & Reference desks.   Go to http://library.santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=2819.to sign up for Summer Reading! […]

Santa Clara Rotarians Support the Library

Santa Clara Rotarians Support the Library

A big shout out to the Santa Clara Rotary for supporting the Library!  Rotarians purchased the books on the table, had them signed by club speakers each month and donated them to the Library.  As if that weren’t enough, they donated the proceeds of book purchases at a presentation by author Robin Burcell. From left […]

Look What Your Donations Do!

Look What Your Donations Do!

Your donations and purchases make a big difference! This month, they funded: New Spinning Racks for the Paperback Collection (Which Will Soon be Filled with New Paperbacks) 200 New Children’s DVD’s Adult Summer Reading Materials Easy English Times – our ESL Conversation Club Newspaper A Portable Sound System

First Emma Kaliterna Author:  Jennifer Fosberry

First Emma Kaliterna Author: Jennifer Fosberry

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7pm Join us for an exciting evening with author Jennifer Fosberry! Jennifer is a science geek turned New York Times bestselling children’s writer. Her picture books about a spunky little girl named Isabella and an adventurous little boy named Alexander have received rave reviews. Her latest, Isabella: Star of the […]

Emma Kaliterna, seated on left, with Librarian Mary Hanel, on right

Emma Kaliterna Honored

Emma Kaliterna was recently honored at the Library for her years of service to Santa Clara.  She is an inspiration to many, including an anonymous donor who funded the naming of the Yearbooks Case after Emma as well as an annual children’s author series. We presented Emma with a scrapbook, a transcription of the oral […]

Summer reading is underway!

Summer reading is underway!

The Summer Reading Program at the Santa Clara Library is well under way, and many of the participants have already completed reading enough books to get their awards.  Here are two happy children getting their books in the Margie Edinger room at Central Library!

Children’s author Tim Meyers talks about his latest book

Santa Clara author Tim Meyers spoke at the Santa Clara Central Park Library on May 19th about his latest book, “Down at the Dino Wash”, and Santa Clara Weekly wrote a very interesting article about it.  You can see it here.  Tim’s talk was sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends.