Read Santa Clara

Happy Birthday Ruth Colvin!

Happy Birthday Ruth Colvin!

Ruth Colvin, the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America, was a speaker at Read Santa Clara’s last book launch event. She turned 100 years old on December 16! Read Santa Clara’s learners and tutors will be participating in a book discussion of her book, “Off the Beaten Path- Stories from Around the World” in Jan/Feb. […]

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 […]

Jim Lentz (Toyota, CEO of Toyota Motor North America); Sonia Manzano (Maria from Sesame Street); Jean Fahey (Toyota Family Teacher of the Year, South Shore Hospital); Sharon Darling (NCFL President/Founder); Ellin Klor; Mike Goss (Toyota, VP External Affairs & Communications)

Congratulations Ellin

Ellin was so lucky to be the runner up for the Toyota Family Teacher of the Year! This is a photo of her at the award ceremony (look at how happy she is!), and this is from her co-attendee, Shanti Bhaskaran: Ellin received her award on October 18 at an inspiring celebration at the Families […]

Congratulations to Ellin Klor

Congratulations to Ellin Klor

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 […]

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 […]

Thanks Intel!

Thanks Intel!

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.

Inspiring Women at the Library

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 […]

Celebrating New Readers

Celebrating New Readers

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!  

In Our Own Words

In Our Own Words

  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 […]

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa…

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!