Literacy

Family Literacy Coordinator Wins 2015 Public School Week Award

Family Literacy Coordinator Wins 2015 Public School Week Award

Congratulations to Priya Mascarenhas, our Family Literacy Coordinator.  She has been selected by the Santa Clara Unified District Board of Education to receive  a 2015 Public School Week Award for her outstanding service to the school community.  Priya was nominated for the award by the teachers of the Young Parents’ Center of Wilson High School for the family […]

Read Santa Clara Honors the Foundation & Friends

Read Santa Clara Honors the Foundation & Friends

Read Santa Clara recognized long time supporters the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends and the Mission City Community Fund at their 20th anniversary.  The Foundation & Friends sponsors the publication of “In Our Own Words:  A Book of Learner Writings” each year.  Congratulations to Read Santa Clara on their anniversary!

Read Santa Clara Celebrates 20 Years

Read all about it at  http://www.santaclaraweekly.com/2015/Issue-13/read_santa_clara_shapes_lives_through_literacy_development.html

In Our Own Words Celebrates 20 Years

In Our Own Words Celebrates 20 Years

Join us on April 11, 2015 from 2-4pm at the Mission City Performing Arts Center to celebrate 20 years of In Our Own Words, the book of learner writings from the adult literacy program Read Santa Clara. The book of learner writings, In Our Own Words is sponsored by a grant from Mission City Community […]

A "Wonder-ful" Storytime!

A “Wonder-ful” Storytime!

A special guest greeted families at Saturday’s Story Time.  Wonder Dog, Read Santa Clara’s genial mascot, paid a surprise visit to remind families that reading together is wonderful and no matter how old you are, it is never too late to learn! He had quite a following as he handed out bookmaking kits and information about our […]

It's Adult Literacy Awareness Month!

It’s Adult Literacy Awareness Month!

It is a gift we often take for granted- the gift of reading. Can you imagine what life would be like if you didn’t have it? It is not just that the world of books would be closed to us- what about menus, forms, medicine labels, birthday cards, or notes from a child’s teacher?  It […]

A big thanks to all of our donors at this time of year

A big thanks to all of our donors at this time of year

including, most recently, Teresa O’Neill, for the gift of a four HP laptops and a color laser-printer to our Read Santa Clara adult literacy program.   If you’d like to make a donation, you can do it online by clicking here, or by sending in a check to “Santa Clara Library Foundation”, to 2635 Homestead […]

It’s Fun! – Reasons to be a Santa Clara Reads Volunteer, #1

“Overall, I find it just plain fun to be a Read Santa Clara tutor. It’s fun to meet and get to know new people – your learner, other tutors, the Read Santa Clara Staff. It’s fun to learn new things in the orientation and training about how to help adults read and write better. It’s […]

“Inspiring & Rewarding” – Reasons to be a Santa Clara Reads Volunteer, #2

“Every adult literacy learner I’ve met or heard about inspires me. They come from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. Of course, some are non-native English speakers from other countries. One learner in the program was a physician from China who read and spoke English fluently but had never really learned to write it. […]

“The Joy of Discovery” – Reasons to be a Santa Clara Reads Volunteer, #3

“As mentioned in my previous post, I’m currently using my learner’s resume as one source of word practice for our sessions. In particular, we’re working with a number of regular verbs to understand how the verbs change depending on whether you are talking about something that happens today versus something that happened yesterday. As my […]