Summer Reading

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 […]

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!