Children’s

Teaching children to enjoy and experience classical music

Teaching children to enjoy and experience classical music

On Saturday almost 150 people came to a wonderful program where musicians from Chamber Music by the Bay shared the wonder of music and introduced their instruments.   After a 30 minute program where families learned about what makes music, why people make music, and how music is made, the kids got to try pint-sized […]

Yoga for all ages

Yoga for all ages

Your mind lives in your body, so a healthy body is a healthy mind, right? At least that’s how I convince myself to go running. Our librarians think so too. That’s why they offered Yoga for All Ages classes this summer at the library. This allows the parents to find time to get their exercise […]

Learning about oceans

Learning about oceans

Over the summer, we hosted a huge class aimed at children and their families to teach everyone about the oceans. Oceans Rock is a great program that gives kids hands-on fun and learning about things like sharks and other ocean animals and how oceans work.   They teach kids how to dig for fossils.   […]

Children's Summer Reading Winners!

Children’s Summer Reading Winners!

Reading is their Super Power! A huge thanks to the Library for its Summer Reading Program, which keeps kids reading all summer long. Over 3000 children and 1000 teens signed up for the program this year and they read over 37,000 books! For those of you who are curious, that’s about 9 books per under-18-year-old. […]

Mother's Day Tea Party

Mother’s Day Tea Party

Another program we were able to fund from book sales was a Mother’s Day Tea Party! It’s always nice to honor mothers and all that they do. The presentation was adorable.   Look at how happy this family is!   Thanks so much for shopping at our Friends of the Library Book Store and at […]

Children's Poetry Contest

Children’s Poetry Contest

Check out the bright shining faces of the winners of our Children’s Poetry Contest! This was one of the activities that was funded via book sales and our volunteers. If you’d like to see more activities like this one, shop at the Friends of the Library Book Store in the lobby of the Central Park […]

Patio Sale Sunday

Patio Sale Sunday

This Sunday afternoon, we’re going to have a special patio sale in front of the Central Park Library from 1pm – 4pm. We’ll have our usual amazing selection of books for you to choose from. Additionally, we got a large donation of large-format picture books, ideal for anyone who reads to a group of kids. […]

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.