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By Kate Degelau-Pierce on September 27, 2016
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 […]
By Kate Degelau-Pierce on May 17, 2016
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 […]
By Kate Degelau-Pierce on April 26, 2016
Thanks to all the folks at Intel who came out to record children’s books onto the AnyReader pens! We got many books recorded to help out this wonderful program.
By Kate Degelau-Pierce on April 11, 2016
Assemblymember Kansen Chu honored two of Santa Clara City Library’s best last month. Shanti Bhaskaran and Karen Masada were recognized as Inspirational Women on March 10th. They are two key people in Read Santa Clara, the library’s adult literacy program. Without them, events like In Our Own Words would not be possible. They do great things […]
By Kate Degelau-Pierce on March 18, 2016
It was so heartwarming to see all the new adult readers perform on Saturday afternoon – to read things that they’ve written. We are so proud of them and all their hard work!
By Kate Degelau-Pierce on March 11, 2016
Publishing In Our Own Words every year is almost a rite of passage. We fund it every year through your donations. What is it? Read Santa Clara is the library’s Adult Literacy Program. In Our Own Words is a book of short works written by people who are in the program. We’ll celebrate the […]
By Kate Degelau-Pierce on December 11, 2015
Read Santa Clara and the Mission Library have a display of letters to Santa in the trophy case at City Hall. It is adorable! It includes this gem: And this one, which might put a little dust in your eye: Donate today so we can help more kids write letters to Santa!
By twingrove on June 3, 2015
Like us, well-known author Nora Roberts believes in the power of literacy. Check out her post at Nora Roberts on Literacy We are passionate about adult literacy. The Foundation & Friends is a major funder of Read Santa Clara, our Library’s adult literacy program. For more information about Read Santa Clara, see Read Santa Clara. […]
By twingrove on March 26, 2015
Read all about it at http://www.santaclaraweekly.com/2015/Issue-13/read_santa_clara_shapes_lives_through_literacy_development.html
By twingrove on September 3, 2014
It is a gift we often take for granted- the gift of reading. Can you imagine what life would be like if you didn’t have it? It is not just that the world of books would be closed to us- what about menus, forms, medicine labels, birthday cards, or notes from a child’s teacher? It […]