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Teen Scavenger Hunt at Northside

We were happy to provide the prizes for Northside’s Geocache and Scavenger Hunt last week. It sounds like it was both fun and educational: “A clue from our scavenger hunt only took teams to the location. Then people had to scour the location for a hidden envelope,” Ocana says. “There were three teams with seven kids […]

Congratulations Angela!

Congratulations to Angela Ocana, one of the amazing librarians at Northside! She is the first-ever recipient of the California Library Association’s Young Adult Services Award. She won because (these are her manager’s words): She exceeds the criteria through her out-of-the-box programs including Teen Chopped Champions, Cupcake Wars, STEM Bowl, and epic nerf war battles. She is passionate […]

Where the money goes

Where the money goes

Have you ever wondered what we do with the money we make at our book sales? We take it, and twice a year, we grant out part of it to the librarians for some amazing programs and projects. Below is what the librarians asked for this spring.   None of these would be funded without […]

Making Northside Better

Making Northside Better

One of the bigger checks we’ve recently written has been for new lounge furniture and a door at Northside. Check out this fabulous new space! This looks like a great place for people to hang out! Another improvement up at Northside is a simple door. Sometimes teenagers gather at the library to do their homework or […]

Giving back to the library and eating chocolate

Giving back to the library and eating chocolate

Our Annual Chocolate Party was earlier this week. The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends takes the money from our book sales, and gives a set amount to special projects to the library. We announce what those projects are to the library at the Chocolate Party. It’s a great way for all the friends, […]

Don't Miss Northside Library's First Anniversary Party

Don’t Miss Northside Library’s First Anniversary Party

There will be lots to do and see! 10:15 – Movie Premiere of Northside One Year Anniversary starting YOU! 11:15 am – Magician Brian Scott 12 noon – Your Song, My Song Family Concert with Appearances by Miss Santa Clara, Miss Silicon Valley, 501st Storm Troopers, Cinderella, Tinkerbell, and Elsa (photo opportunity for kids) 1 […]