Outreach

Enjoying the Franklin Square Dance

Enjoying the Franklin Square Dance

The library had a great time manning their booth at the Franklin Square Dance last weekend! Over 480 people came to the booth, including these two. They gave out glow prizes and passed out flyers, along with encouragement and happiness. Thanks to the library for their efforts in reaching out to the community!

Outreach and Keychains

Outreach and Keychains

We enjoy sponsoring all the outreach activities the library does in the community. These are a couple of photos from the Library’s 4th of July booth at Central Park, where over 1300 people visited the booth, coloring and making keychains, along with signing up for Summer Reading! What a great way to get out into […]

Outreach during the Silicon Valley BBQ Championships

Outreach during the Silicon Valley BBQ Championships

The Library had a team out at the Silicon Valley BBQ championships last week. They had over 830 patrons come visit their booth. Patrons enjoyed playing plinko and making rainbow scratch bookmarks. Forty-three people signed up for summer reading, even! SCCLFF is proud to support the library’s efforts to reach out to even more people […]

Are you a Friends Member?

Did you know that we sell Friends memberships? It’s true! For a small fee, you can get early access to our monthly book sales and 10% off book sales in the Friends Book Store at Central Park Library, the Book Nook at Northside Library, or the shelf at Mission Library. This is a great deal […]

Naturalization resources at the library

Naturalization resources at the library

Central Park Library hosted a naturalization information session in late March, teaching about 40 attendees what the process was to become an American citizen. The library is excited to provide Citizenship Corner – a set of resources to help our customers become American citizens. From the program: When asked the most important advice she could […]

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.