Summer Reading

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 […]

The donors to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends display the awards presented to them at the Santa Clara City Council meeting, together with the council members, foundation president, and staff.

Corporate Partners honored at Santa Clara City Council meeting

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends presented its 2012 “Corporate Partnership Awards” to Kaiser Permanante, Keypoint Credit Union, the Mission City Community Fund, Texas Instruments, Santa Clara Rotary, and Barnes and Noble, who together donated almost $40,000 to support programs at the library for wellness, summer reading, children’s and adult literacy, employment, math […]

Thank you from the Santa Clara Library Summer Reading 2012 participants!

[youtube_sc url="2WrFprUeB8w" autohide="1" fs="1" hd="1"] Santa Clara City Library’s Summer Reading program involves over 3000 kids and teens who read over 50,000 books. Hear from them and their parents about why they like summer reading.  The Foundation, all the children, young adults, staff, and community would like to extend thanks to the funders of Summer […]

Helen Grays Jones and Brad Canfield of KeyPoint Credit Union present a check for $10,000 to Joy Hansen, Foundation Board President.

KEYPOINT CREDIT UNION DONATES $10,000 TO SUMMER READING Supporting Literacy in the Santa Clara Community

  Keypoint Credit Union presented a $10,000 check to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends (SCCLFF) to support the Summer Reading Program.  CEO Brad Canfield and Vice President of Branch Sales and Service Helen Grays Jones spoke of their dedication to their community and to literacy and Joy Hansen, Foundation Board President, was […]

Are You a Comics Fan?

Illusive Comics & Games has generously offered to donate 10% of the day’s sales on Monday, June 18th to support Teen Summer Reading at the Library. They are the largest comic book and gaming store in Silicon Valley with a huge selection of new and current comics.   Please visit their store June 18th at 2725 El Camino Real […]

E-Readers for Library Staff and Users

E-Readers for Library Staff and Users

A donor has granted funding for e-readers for library users and staff. A donor approached the Library with a question: were more resources needed for e-readers during this time of transition between traditional books and e-books? After conversations with library staff, the donor provided funding for the purchase of 11 e-readers. Three will be given […]