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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 […]

Appreciative Patrons

Appreciative Patrons

We’re always happy to share the library’s success stories! Sometimes, it’s just as easy as having a quiet place to study: Just five minutes ago another one of our patrons shared his success story. He said the reason we haven’t seen him since February because he passed his real estate exam. He said he had […]

Santa Clara City Library wins the CLA PRExcellence award for the second year in a row

Santa Clara City Library wins the CLA PRExcellence award for the second year in a row

The Foundation & Friends would like to congratulate the Library on winning its second CLA PRExcellence award in two years! They won the 2017 award for their 2016 Comic Con! From the press release: In September 2016, more than eight thousand visitors descended on Santa Clara City’s Central Park Library to attend the library’s first […]

See all 34 Spring 2017 Grants to the Library

See all 34 Spring 2017 Grants to the Library

Every six months, we donate the money we raise to the library for specific classes and events through a grant process. Our spring grant process is complete! What are we funding this year? The list is long, so look carefully to see what you might be interested in attending. Adult Classes & Events Seed Library […]

Congratulations to Hilary Keith!

Congratulations to Hilary Keith!

Hilary Keith, our City Librarian, was honored at Senator Bob Wieckowski’s Second Annual Women of the Year Ceremony on March 30. The ceremony “honor(s) courageous women who continue to make a positive impact in our community.” We know she’s a credit to the community, and we’re happy to share that knowledge with the rest of […]

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 […]