Summer Reading

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Summer Reading Participants

Summer reading was great this year! We had more programs, more participants, and it looks like way more fun. See? Way more participants. A big thanks to Keypoint for supporting the Summer Reading Program! Kate Degelau-Pierce, Keith Stattenfield, Paul Sims, CJ McCarthy, and Doron Noyman pose with the big check. She looks so happy! I’m […]

Thanks Bandai Namco!

Thanks Bandai Namco!

Bandai Namco sponsored our teen summer reading program this year. As part of that, they hosted an event for some of the teen winners last month! There was a LOT of game playing. They got to play some games that hadn’t been released yet! One of our librarians went old school in their arcade. Everyone […]

Last week for summer reading prizes!

Time is running out! If you haven’t brought in your completed Summer Reading Log, this is the last week to do it. Prizes will be given out until Labor Day, so bring it in soon. While we have your attention, we have a favor to ask if you’re an adult and took part in our […]

Thanks Chick-fil-a!

We just learned that Chick-fil-a has generously donated a large number of gift cards to the Summer Reading Program! These will be given out as prizes for our Summer Reading finishers. I know how much everyone loves a Chick-fil-a sandwich – so I’m sure these will be popular! You can still sign up online for […]

Books for school summer reading

Books for school summer reading

If you have a child in middle or high school, they probably have a list of suggested – or required – books to read over the summer. We reach out to the local middle and high schools to get those lists; then we put those books on their own cart just outside the bookstore door […]

Thanks Bandai Namco!

Thanks Bandai Namco!

We are so happy to have brought on another sponsor for summer reading: Bandai Namco Entertainment! They publish a ton of anime and games (eg Tekken, Warhammer), and are, we think, a great fit with our TeenRead Summer Reading program. Bandai Namco is offering two gift baskets for prizes (pictured above) and a grand prize […]

Thank you Keypoint Credit Union

Thank you Keypoint Credit Union

It’s big check time! We’d like to say thanks to Keypoint Credit Union for their continued support of the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Doron Noyman officially presented the check to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends at the first Monday night summer reading concert on June 13. Thanks so much to Keypoint for sponsoring […]

Happy first day of summer reading!

Happy first day of summer reading!

The Santa Clara City Library’s Summer Reading Program starts today. This is a program we are always proud to support. It keeps students’ reading levels up over the summer, and is a great way for you and your child to earn fun prizes. You can sign up for the summer reading program at any of […]

Support Summer Reading!

Support Summer Reading!

Have you heard of the summer slide? That’s what happens when kids don’t read over the summer – their skills can fall by as much as one grade level. But children who read at least 6 books over the summer maintain or improve their reading skills. Our patrons enjoy Summer Reading! We asked last year’s […]

Sign up for the winter reading program!

Sign up for the winter reading program!

The  Foundation & Friends is proud to support Santa Clara City Library’s first ever winter reading program! Sign-up is super-easy: just grab a form the next time you’re in the Central Park library. Adults & teens, read or listen to two or more books; kids & families, read (or listen) to ten or more books! […]