Teens

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, […]

New Artwork in Teen Area from Sister Cities Visitors

New Artwork in Teen Area from Sister Cities Visitors

You are invited to come and take a look at the artwork that has been installed in the Teen Area. Back in March, 12 middle school students from Sister City Izumo, Japan brought artwork to the library. It has been framed with funds from the Foundation & Friends and is now hanging above the Anime/Manga […]

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! […]

Scavenger hunt at the library this week for teens!

Teens will be completing a couple of different library scavenger hunts for Teen Tech Week. The deadline to finish is 3/16. Finishers will be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 iTunes gift card. The object of these scavenger hunts is to get the answers using the Library’s electronic resources, so please do NOT help […]

Electronic Magazines are available to read for all our library patrons

What do these great magazines like Consumer Reports, Newsweek, and Cosmo have in common? They’re all now freely available on your computer or mobile device through the library’s electronic collection. These free digital copies can be accessed via Zinio Online Magazines. There are a couple of steps to the registration process, but once complete you are […]

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 […]

Teen writing contest winners

Teen writing contest winners

The Santa Clara Library Foundation and Friends sponsored the teen writing contest, and is proud to announce the winners in each category are: Grand prize winner: Neha Mannikar HIgh School Category: 1st: Ashley Loe 2nd Chau Nguyen 3rd Anirruddha Rajesh   Middle School Category 1st Athiyya Umar 2nd Alisha Mehta 3rd Parker Lin   Honorable […]

iPad Art Workshop, 11/18 from 2pm until 3pm

iPad Art Workshop, 11/18 from 2pm until 3pm

Learn how to create art on your iPad! Sumit Vishwakarma will give a one-hour workshop providing an introduction to sketching, drawing, and painting directly on your iPad using your fingers, a stylus, and art applications. You will learn how to use basic digital tools, including the pen, pencil, and brushes. Sumit, an iPad artist, was […]

Teen Moms Gain New Understanding of the Power of the Written Word

Through a grant from the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust, teen moms at the Young Parents Center in Santa Clara were introduced to a world of books geared specifically to their interests. Classroom teachers read aloud The Circuit, an autobiography by Dr. Francisco Jimenez of his early life as a farm worker’s child and illegal immigrant […]

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 […]