New DVDs Arrive!

New DVDs Arrive!

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!”

White Estate Makes Generous Gift to Library

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 […]

Many attend first "Family Fun Night!" at Central Park Pavillion

Many attend first “Family Fun Night!” at Central Park Pavillion

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 […]

KeyPoint Credit Union Sponsors Summer Reading

KeyPoint Credit Union Sponsors Summer Reading

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 […]

Kaiser Permanente Supports Health and Wellness Collection!

Kaiser Permanente Supports Health and Wellness Collection!

Kaiser Permanente is donating $15,000 to the library’s Health and Wellness Collection. This investment in the community’s well being will be used to purchase books, DVDs, and audio books. In addition, these funds will support the library’s FREE Health and Wellness programming. These combined efforts will help people eat healthier, get active, lower their stress, and […]

Wider press coverage of our Foundation’s funded “Find a Job in February” series

“Looking for a job? You can find help at the Santa Clara City Library’s free “Find a Job in February” series, featuring workshops with local experts. The series is sponsored by a grant from the Foundation and Friends of the Santa Clara City Library. On Feb 12, 40 eager jobseekers heard from LinkedIn Enterprise Account […]

LinkedIn Presentation for job seekers was a huge success!

LinkedIn Presentation for job seekers was a huge success!

Michael Gross, Enterprise Account Executive at LinkedIn, told a crowd of more than forty at Santa Clara City Library’s Cedar Room they need to be proactive and get outside their comfort zones in order to get a better job or find one.  He presented inside information on how LinkedIn works and why job seekers should […]

Teen Moms Gain New Understanding of the Power of the Written Word

Through a grant from the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust, teen moms at the Young Parents Center in Santa Clara were introduced to a world of books geared specifically to their interests. Classroom teachers read aloud The Circuit, an autobiography by Dr. Francisco Jimenez of his early life as a farm worker’s child and illegal immigrant […]

Joy Hansen, Santa Clara Library Foundation President, welcomes volunteers and donors to the grant presentations.

Foundation & Friends grants over $25,000 to library programs

At our March, 2012 Chocolate Party, over $25,000 earned from book sales in the store in the lobby of Central library and from the monthly  Saturday book sales was granted out for Library projects.  Patrons will benefit from an expanded Large Print and Non-Fiction collections, portable scanners at the Tech Center and Heritage Pavilion, the […]

Margaret Edwards Foundation Grant helps teen parents at the Young Parents Center

The Read Santa Clara Family Literacy staff are very excited about the programs being planned for the teen parents at the Young Parents Center using the funding from the Margaret Edwards Foundation grant that the Library Foundation procured for us. There are several foci for our programs under the umbrella of reading for pleasure: In […]