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The library is the place to be

Did you see the Santa Clara City Library in the Merc this weekend? There were lots of great quotes about all the wonderful things that the library does, including support from the Foundation & Friends: These expanded programs are accomplished partly through city funding, but generously supplemented by “friends of the library” foundations, plus grants, […]

Dinner with Chef Cory

Dinner with Chef Cory at the Yan Can Bistro in Northside is always one of our most popular Librarypalooza auction items. So it’s always fun to see him pop up on TV around Lunar New Year time! Do watch him cooking wontons and Chinese Hot Pot. It’s always fun!

Profiling Yu-Lan Chou, our Technical Services Librarian

Ingram profiled our very own Yu-Lan Chao, Santa Clara City Library’s Program Coordinator for Technical Services. She’s a great asset to the library. Q: What do you wish your patrons knew that your library offers? Many people don’t know that Santa Clara City Library has a joint program with Silicon Valley Power and offers many […]

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 […]

Jim Lentz (Toyota, CEO of Toyota Motor North America); Sonia Manzano (Maria from Sesame Street); Jean Fahey (Toyota Family Teacher of the Year, South Shore Hospital); Sharon Darling (NCFL President/Founder); Ellin Klor; Mike Goss (Toyota, VP External Affairs & Communications)

Congratulations Ellin

Ellin was so lucky to be the runner up for the Toyota Family Teacher of the Year! This is a photo of her at the award ceremony (look at how happy she is!), and this is from her co-attendee, Shanti Bhaskaran: Ellin received her award on October 18 at an inspiring celebration at the Families […]

Congrats to the Read Santa Clara Leaders in Training!

Congrats to the Read Santa Clara Leaders in Training!

Sixteen adult learners successfully completed Read Santa Clara’s first Leaders in Training (LIT) program held from August 26-28 at the Mission Library. The workshops for adult learners, facilitated by ReJoyce Ross and Marilyn Dippell, included hands-on learning through group activities, and discussion on topics such as self-esteem, leadership, public speaking, goal setting and advocacy. The […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Ellin Klor

Congratulations to Ellin Klor

This is so exciting! Ellin Klor, family literacy librarian with Read Santa Clara, has been named runner-up for the 2016 Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year Award! With the award comes a $5,000 grant to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends to support Read Santa Clara, the Santa Clara City Library’s adult […]

Elizabeth Morris, Mireya Calderon, Steve Bono, Betsy Megas, and Tracy Wingrove at the 49ers Community Quarterback Lunch celebration.

Congrats to Betsy Megas!

We are incredibly proud to announce that the 49ers selected Betsy Megas, long time literacy tutor with Read Santa Clara and former head of the Library Board of Trustees, as a winner of the Community Quarterback award! Betsy has done valuable and fabulous work tutoring adult English-language learners, supporting the library, as well as lots […]

Congratulations to the Santa Clara City Library for their STEMBowl

Congratulations to the Santa Clara City Library for their STEMBowl

Last month, the California Library Association awarded our library an award for its marketing and PR work for the STEM Bowl they hosted last winter. Some of the committee members’ comments were: “WOW. What a fantastic campaign and program. Although I can tell this took an immense amount of work, the dividends were immense. Great […]