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A bit of library history

A bit of library history

Check out this old article that was returned in a book last month! From the librarian who scanned it in: The attached newspaper article from March 5, 1955 was returned inside a library book today. Frances Klune, Santa Clara’s first City Librarian is in the photo along with an 83 year library user and a […]

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

We were happy to support a family Easter Egg hunt on April 4th at Mission Library. Over 550 people showed up to find 1000 hidden eggs inside the library. It looks like everyone had a great time!

Santa came to the Mission Library’s Holiday Open House

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to Mission Library’s Open House last week! And thanks to the Santa Clara Weekly for writing it up. We’re so happy that everyone enjoys the Mission Library and seems to have a great time at these events. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Enjoy some holiday cheer at Mission Library

Please join us for a night of Holiday Cheer at Mission Library! The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends is hosting an evening open house at the Mission Branch Library and City Plaza Park Gazebo on December 21st from 5pm – 7pm. We’ll serve hot chocolate to keep you warm, and rumor is that […]

The history of Mission Library

The history of Mission Library

As you know, the Mission Library will be on the Historic Home Tour this year, and we couldn’t be more excited! Here’s a brief history of the building, written by Mary Hanel. A public library was first established by the Santa Clara Board of Town Trustees in November 1903, opening in two rented rooms in […]

November is Family Literacy Month

November is Family Literacy Month

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends funds family literacy programs through grants and donations. This is a short update from our literacy coordinator about what’s going on this month! We can be proud of all that we do to help families discover the joy of reading. Here are a few glimpses from our […]

Congrats to the Read Santa Clara Leaders in Training!

Congrats to the Read Santa Clara Leaders in Training!

Sixteen adult learners successfully completed Read Santa Clara’s first Leaders in Training (LIT) program held from August 26-28 at the Mission Library. The workshops for adult learners, facilitated by ReJoyce Ross and Marilyn Dippell, included hands-on learning through group activities, and discussion on topics such as self-esteem, leadership, public speaking, goal setting and advocacy. The […]

Santa Clara Historic Home Tour tickets on sale

The Santa Clara Historic Home Tour is coming up the first weekend in December. It’s a great opportunity to see some of the original Santa Clara architecture and get tours of some lovely homes. We’re proud to announce that the Mission Library has been added to their tour this year! The library will be remodeled […]

Congratulations to Ellin Klor

Congratulations to Ellin Klor

This is so exciting! Ellin Klor, family literacy librarian with Read Santa Clara, has been named runner-up for the 2016 Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year Award! With the award comes a $5,000 grant to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends to support Read Santa Clara, the Santa Clara City Library’s adult […]