Outreach

Family literacy activities at the HomeSafe Domestic Shelter

Ellin Klor, literacy volunteer extraordinaire, wrote up a piece about her work at the HomeSafe domestic violence shelter and their October activity. But, it is during dinner that the real high point of the evening occurs. We have brought our apple peeler corer slicer tools, and everyone gets to peel their own apple. It’s old […]

Say hi at Family Fun Day!

Say hi at Family Fun Day!

We’re going to be sharing a booth with the Library at the Family Fun Day and Closing Ceremonies for Sikh Awareness Month on December 3rd. Come on out and say hi!

11 Cocktail Party Worthy Facts about Santa Clara City Library

The library keeps pretty close track of how their facilities get used – they are a public institution, after all! Here are the latest statistics: 1,132,723 people visited the library 26,937 children enjoyed the library 16,039 children borrowed something from the library There were 137,625 sessions on public computers 373 programs were presented to children at […]

Sustainable U has been nominated for a Helen Putnam Award!

Sustainable U has been nominated for a Helen Putnam Award!

The Santa Clara Library has been nominated for a Helen Putnam Award for its Sustainable U initiative! What’s Sustainable U? It’s a set of programs to help Santa Clarans live a healthier lifestyle. It’s things like: The seed library, where you can pick up and drop off seeds Being a delivery point for both CSA (community supported […]

Freshest Cargo Event at Central Park Library

Freshest Cargo Event at Central Park Library

We were proud to kick off Freshest Cargo’s new South Bay route at the Central Park Library today! The library, Kaiser Permanente, and Fresh Approach partnered on this event.  Freshest Cargo is a mobile farmers market full of tasty, affordable, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables.  

SCCLFF Newsletter for 2015

SCCLFF Newsletter for 2015 Each year, we send out a newsletter to all of the members of the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends.  If you’d like to get onto our mailing list and become a member, and get a copy mailed to you, in addition to the other benefits of membership, you can […]

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 […]

New shelving being installed in Northside Branch library

New shelving being installed in Northside Branch library

The shelving is being installed this week in the Santa Clara Northside Library, as we and the city work towards the goal of having it open by August of 2014!  Later this summer!  Woo!

Northside Library tops capital improvements for this year

As the Santa Clara Weekly reports, the north side Santa Clara City Library branch opening up this August is among the largest expenses for this year.  Everyone here is just excited to see this is still on track and happening, after so many years!

SCCLFF Board of Directors receives award from statewide library association

SCCLFF Board of Directors receives award from statewide library association

We are proud to share that the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends Board of Directors received an award from CPLA (California Public Library Advocates) for their work on the Northside Library.  At the awards luncheon it was shared that: “Founded in 2001, the Foundation’s role since that time has focused primarily on fundraising […]