Mission

Paper hearts

Paper hearts

The students at St Clare’s made these adorable paper hearts thanking the Mission Branch Library. It was so heartwarming to see these posted during the Mission Library Celebration. To quote a few of them. I love the Mission Library because there are lots of interesting books to read. and I like the Library because they […]

Join us at Mission Library tomorrow!

Join us at Mission Library tomorrow!

Learn and celebrate the renovation of the Mission Library! There will be family activities, a book sale, food, music, and more. The book sale will be a bag sale – $1 per book, $5 per bag – in the activity room. We can’t wait to see you!

Come one, come all to a Grand Show at the Mission Library

Come one, come all to a Grand Show at the Mission Library

Join us at 4pm on Saturday November 11th at the Mission Library to see the World Premier Theatrical Production of Elixir of Life. What is it about? I’m glad you asked! COME WITH US TO PORT PROMISE, CALIFORNIA, a late-Victorian outpost where mysteries are part of the fabric of life and an old-fashioned tonic might […]

Have you bought your Historic Home Tour Tickets yet?

Have you bought your Historic Home Tour Tickets yet?

The Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara presents another Historic Home Tour this year. They’ve got a great line up, including Santa Clara University’s Ricard Observatory, which is rarely open to the public. Head over to their website to buy tickets, or you can purchase them at City Lights Espresso or The Antiques Colony. Ticket […]

Sign up for Summer Reading!

Sign up for Summer Reading!

It’s summer reading time! Sign your child, teen, or yourself up for Summer Reading today!

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 […]