Summer Reading

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! […]

Some summer reading numbers

Some summer reading numbers

The Santa Clara City Library Friends & Foundation supports the Santa Clara Library’s summer reading program. They had great growth in the program this year – 15% more people signed up, and 14% more people finished. Additionally, participants read over 52,000 books! That’s 17 books per reader – just amazing. Thanks to all the patrons […]

Struggling Readers in Santa Clara Benefit from Re(a)d Zone Grant from Super Bowl 50 Funds

A $15,000 Re(a)d Zone grant was awarded to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends from the 50 Fund, the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. The grant funds are supporting literacy outreach this summer for needy kids in Santa Clara.  The City of Santa Clara is home of […]

Thank you Mission City Community Fund!

Thank you Mission City Community Fund!

The Mission City Community Fund (MCCF) granted $5,000 to sponsor this year’s Summer Reading Program.  Thank you to all those who raise money for the MCCF and for your long-time support of this valuable program.  

L to R:  Tracy Wingrove, Executive Director, Library Foundation & Friends, C.J. McCarthy, Board Member, Library Foundation & Friends, Keith Stattenfield, Board President, Library Foundation & Friends, Helen Grays Jones, Senior Vice President, KeyPoint Credit Union, Elena Culver, Business Development Manager, Keypoint Credit Union, & Hilary Keith, City Librarian

Thank you KeyPoint Credit Union!

We are grateful to KeyPoint Credit Union for generously sponsoring this year’s Summer Reading Program!

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 […]