Summer Reading

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! […]

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 […]