Children’s

Join us for an afternoon of jazz delights!

Join us for an afternoon of jazz delights!

Pianist Andy Lagunoff will take us through the history of jazz by playing ragtime, dixieland, swing, an the blues. We’ll hear familiar tunes by Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, and more. Introduce your whole family to this fabulous music genre! The concert will be Sunday April 23rd at 3pm in the Redwood Room at […]

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Makes a Difference!

I love this story, from one of our Children’s librarians: A mom came up to the desk with her toddler after storytime this morning to get their 400 BOOKS achivement sticker for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. She said that keeping track of their books over the last few months has gotten her 2 yr old […]

Emma Kaliterna Author Event: Meet Ying Chang Compestine

Emma Kaliterna Author Event: Meet Ying Chang Compestine

Join us at the 4th Annual Emma Kaliterna Author Event! Meet Ying Chang Compestine, author of several children’s picture books, youth and teen novels, and cookbooks for adults! Her award-winning stories for children are whimsical, educational, and convey cultural traditions. A copy of one of her books will be given to the first 40 families […]

Reading Without Walls

Reading Without Walls

The Library is participating in the Reading Without Walls challenge during April. This is an initiative to get you and me and everyone to read a book about a person who isn’t like them or a book in a format they wouldn’t normally consider. Stretch your perspective! Youth Services at Central Park Library has a […]

Central Park Library is looking for lego donations

Central Park Library is looking for lego donations

The Central Park library is starting a monthly Lego Club for school-aged children, and is looking for donations of used Legos to get their collection started. Many families with grown children have lots of Legos lying around, and this would be a great opportunity to help the library and reduce clutter at the same time! […]

Dedicating Arielle's Reading Corner

Dedicating Arielle’s Reading Corner

Last month, we were very proud to unveil the new Arielle’s Reading Corner, courtesy of Judy and Jerry Nadler. This is a wonderful little nook in the Children’s area full of Caldecott-winning books and bright cheery furntiure to curl up and read in. Lots of people turned out for our unveiling ceremony, right before Saturday […]

Congratulations Dev!

Congratulations Dev!

You may remember us talking about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, a program to encourage kids and parents to read together before the children start school. A couple of weeks ago, we had our first finisher. Dev and his family met the goal of reading 1000 books and he’s only 3! Think of how many more […]

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, […]

Frans Vischer visits the library

We’d like to thank Frans Vischer for coming to the library last month! The librarians and kids had a great time as he showed off his drawing talents, and, thanks to your donations, were able to give the first 35 attendees free copies of his books! The Santa Clara Weekly wrote about his visit, including […]

The fall Jan Lieberman Concert

The fall Jan Lieberman Concert

We welcomed the Ettinger family here for a performance as part of the Jan Lieberman concert series on November 13. It was a lovely afternoon filled with music and stories. Steve Ettinger introduces a song. The family performs. The cellist performs. As does the violinist. And Jan, as always, enjoys it all. Thanks to everyone […]