Children’s

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 […]

Astronomy and kids. What could be better?

Astronomy and kids. What could be better?

Last spring, we helped the Youth Services department buy 48 Galileoscopes. What’s a Galileoscope? It’s a small mass-produced refractor telescope, designed with the intention of increasing public interest in astronomy and science. But… you have to build it yourself. From a kit. With 48 scopes, Youth Services will be able to host two family programs. […]

Comic Con 2016 was a success!

Comic Con 2016 was a success!

This year, SCCLFF sponsored the Santa Clara City Library’s Comic Con! This was a hugely successful event, drawing over 11,000 people from all over Silicon Valley. It featured Dave Filoni, executive producer for Star Wars Rebels (and more!), Lego contests, artists from Pixar, lots of cosplay… it was amazing. Of course the 101st Legion showed […]

Come to Comic Con tomorrow!

The Santa Clara Library Comic Con is tomorrow! This is going to be a super-fun event with: a talk from Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni a panel on Women in Comics, including Heather Campbell, Nidhi Chanani, and Branwyn Bigglestone A presentation called from Story to Screen by Pixar storyboard artist Le Tang lego […]

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

SCCLFF is proud to support 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. What is 1000 Books Before Kindergarten? 1000 Books for Kindergarten is a free program that encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their child before he or she begins kindergarten. The goal is to promote early literacy through the library by giving parents a fun incentive […]