Literacy

Reading the world

Reading the world

This was a great TED talk about how finding books from around the world brought out the best in people. If you’re trying to find a book, translated into English, to read from Indonesia or Nigeria or Sao Tome (a small Portugese-speaking island off the coast of Africa), where do you start looking? This sounds like a […]

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa…

Read Santa Clara and the Mission Library have a display of letters to Santa in the trophy case at City Hall. It is adorable! It includes this gem: And this one, which might put a little dust in your eye: Donate today so we can help more kids write letters to Santa!

Anish Saha (2nd - HS), Jacqueline He (1st- HS), Sofia Kritikopoulos (3rd-HS), Ziana Deen (Grand Prize), Emma Mustovic (3rd _MS), Jamie Dy (1st -MS), Brandon Yan (2nd -MS), and Akshitha Venguideshe (Honorable Mention-MS). Alisha Khieu (Honorable Mention-HS) is not pictured.

Congratulations to the Teen Writing Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of the library’s teen writing contest! Our Teen librarians put this contest together as part of Teen Read Week, and the Friends & Foundation provided the prizes. You can read the winning stories here. We’re proud to support the library and all their programs. This is one of the many […]

Nora Roberts Reflects on the Gift of Literacy

Like us, well-known author Nora Roberts believes in the power of literacy.  Check out her post at Nora Roberts on Literacy We are passionate about adult literacy.  The Foundation & Friends is a major funder of Read Santa Clara, our Library’s adult literacy program.  For more information about Read Santa Clara, see Read Santa Clara.  […]

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 […]