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By Kate Degelau-Pierce on February 27, 2017
A big thanks to Kaiser for coming out to give this well-attended program about sleep! Sleeping soundly is something everyone could use a little help with, and this was a great talk to help us all learn about circadian rhythms and tricks we can use to make us more tired at night.
By Kate Degelau-Pierce on January 13, 2017
Have you heard of Shine Theory? It’s the idea that surrounding yourself with amazing, successful people will help you also be amazing and successful. How else can you make yourself shine? Well, our librarians have pulled a ton of relevant books to help you become the best version of yourself. And our resident designer has […]
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By Kate Degelau-Pierce on September 23, 2015
Our Annual Chocolate Party was earlier this week. The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends takes the money from our book sales, and gives a set amount to special projects to the library. We announce what those projects are to the library at the Chocolate Party. It’s a great way for all the friends, […]
By Kate Degelau-Pierce on August 31, 2015
We are proud to have funded the new overhead projector and ceiling speakers in the Tech Room! These will make the learning experiences so much better.
By twingrove on July 28, 2015
A $15,000 Re(a)d Zone grant was awarded to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends from the 50 Fund, the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. The grant funds are supporting literacy outreach this summer for needy kids in Santa Clara. The City of Santa Clara is home of […]
By twingrove on June 25, 2015
The Mission City Community Fund (MCCF) granted $5,000 to sponsor this year’s Summer Reading Program. Thank you to all those who raise money for the MCCF and for your long-time support of this valuable program.
By twingrove on March 13, 2015
Look for new DVDs at the Library! Last Fall, the Foundation & Friends committed $20,000 to refreshing the Library DVD collection. Within minutes of new DVDs arriving on the shelf, a delighted patron, Ms.Buchanan, exclaimed to a staff member, “It’s like Christmas at the library!”
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By twingrove on May 21, 2014
Joanne White, a longtime Santa Clara resident and employee of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, made a gift of $20,000 to our libraries in her estate. She had used the Santa Clara libraries for over 35 years. According to her trustee Alison White, she “believed in the freedom to read, educate, and inspire. She felt those […]
By keith on June 10, 2013
A great many children and adults attended the first “Family Fun Night!” in Santa Clara’s Central Park at the Pavilion, the first of many events this summer of Summer Reading. Before the program began, the Santa Clara Foundation and Friends accepted a check from Keypoint Credit Union for $15,000 […]
By keith on March 1, 2013
You can expect another fantastic summer reading program in 2013 thanks to KeyPoint Credit Union! Their support provides for reading adventures for kids, teens, and families all summer long. An estimated 55,000 books will be read this summer by kids and teens participating in the KeyPoint Credit Union Summer Reading Program. Many thanks to KeyPoint […]