Children’s

Introducing the Arabic collection and storytimes

Introducing the Arabic collection and storytimes

You’ve definitely heard of the Girl Scouts, but have you heard of the Silver Award? The Girls work towards a self-sustaining project to benefit the community. Santa Clara City Library was thrilled to be able to help girls from one local troop improve our library. Below is the letter from their project supervisor to the […]

Sunset Cinema

Sunset Cinema

Last Friday, May 19th, was the last spring Sunset Cinema. Approximately 300 people attended the event at Bracher Park and watched Moana. The Library, which co-hosts these events with Parks and Recreation, had a booth and handed out information about summer reading programs and made new library cards. Thanks to everyone for coming out and […]

Joke of the Day

As part of youth services’ Countdown to Summer Reading, children have to tell the staff a joke. One enterprising 6-year-old made up her own. Q: What does a hamster call a pothole? A: A Roadent! Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends is proud to support bad puns and the Summer Reading Program.

Thanks to Ying Compestine!

Thanks to Ying Compestine!

A huge thanks to Ying Compestine for her amazing talk on Monday evening. She’s lead a fascinating life, and she’s a great speaker. There was a good, interested crowd, and she’s a dynamic speaker. Emma Kaliterna was also on hand for this author series in her name; she’s a beloved former librarian and has just […]

Countdown to Summer Reading

Countdown to Summer Reading

It’s May, and you know what that means: it’s almost time for Summer Reading! Youth services in the Central Library have started their Countdown to Summer Reading. Pick up a game board at the youth services desk, complete the daily challenges. Any challenge can be completed on any day (except for the superhero hunts) – […]

Join us tonight to meet Ying Chang Compestine

Join us tonight to meet Ying Chang Compestine

Join us at the 4th annual Emma Kaliterna Author Event tonight at 7pm in the Redwood Room! Award-winning author Ying Chang Compestine will be here. Her books include: The Story of Kites The Runaway Wok Crouching Tiger and more! This should be a great experience and we encourage you all to come!

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 […]