Summer Reading

Summer Reading Makes a Difference

Why do we go to all the trouble of a summer reading program?  Because it makes a difference!  Studies have shown that kids who don’t read lose two months of literacy over the summer and can eventually fall behind two behind their classmates. Take a look at this recent San Jose Mercury News article which describes the […]

Summer Reading in Full Swing

Summer Reading is in full swing here at the Library!  You can pick up your award books and prizes here at the Library between July 21 and August 17. Don’t miss the last family concert next Monday, July 28 at 7:00pm.  Tempos de Outrora will be performing.  The group shares the traditional songs and dances […]

Summer Reading Kicks off with great performance from the Alphabet Rockers

Summer Reading Kicks off with great performance from the Alphabet Rockers

It’s officially summer again; and that means Monday night should be spent in Central Park Pavillion at the Summer Reading Family Fun Night! Tonight, at our opening event, Keypoint Credit Union presented a check for $15,000 to the Santa Clara Library Foundation to provide the funding for many of the Summer Reading programs.  And, then, […]

Summer Reading is Here!

Summer Reading is Here!

Summer Reading starts this Sunday, June 1st, and the Kickoff Party is Saturday, June 7 from 1pm -4pm. You can sign up online to receive your reading logs.  Reading logs for children, teens and adults will also be given out at the Youth Services & Reference desks.   Go to http://library.santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=2819.to sign up for Summer Reading! […]

Look What Your Donations Do!

Look What Your Donations Do!

Your donations and purchases make a big difference! This month, they funded: New Spinning Racks for the Paperback Collection (Which Will Soon be Filled with New Paperbacks) 200 New Children’s DVD’s Adult Summer Reading Materials Easy English Times – our ESL Conversation Club Newspaper A Portable Sound System

Summer reading is underway!

Summer reading is underway!

The Summer Reading Program at the Santa Clara Library is well under way, and many of the participants have already completed reading enough books to get their awards.  Here are two happy children getting their books in the Margie Edinger room at Central Library!

Santa Clara Weekly covers recent Summer Reading and other events

The Santa Clara Weekly recently wrote about several events from Summer Reading,  Summer Reading Kicks Off covered the first event of Summer Reading, the kickoff with a bean bag toss and trampoline for kids to play on, heard Steve Cheney’s ventriloquism act, and sampled healthywaters from Kaiser Permanente. Foundation receives large gift in memory of Margie Edinger […]

Many attend first "Family Fun Night!" at Central Park Pavillion

Many attend first “Family Fun Night!” at Central Park Pavillion

A great many children and adults attended the first “Family Fun Night!” in Santa Clara’s Central Park at the Pavilion, the first of many events this summer of Summer Reading.                Before the program began, the Santa Clara Foundation and Friends accepted a check from Keypoint Credit Union for $15,000 […]

KeyPoint Credit Union SUMMER READING KICKS OFF THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, from 1PM – 4PM at the Central Park Library

A special thank you to our sponsor this year, KeyPoint Credit Union, who is giving us $15,000 this year to pay for programs, prizes, and publicity. They had originally given us $10,000 to help, but after hearing about all the great ideas from Library Staff about providing top notch summer reading, they just added an […]

KeyPoint Credit Union Sponsors Summer Reading

KeyPoint Credit Union Sponsors Summer Reading

You can expect another fantastic summer reading program in 2013 thanks to KeyPoint Credit Union! Their support provides for reading adventures for kids, teens, and families all summer long. An estimated 55,000 books will be read this summer by kids and teens participating in the KeyPoint Credit Union Summer Reading Program. Many thanks to KeyPoint […]