Teen Scavenger Hunt at Northside

We were happy to provide the prizes for Northside’s Geocache and Scavenger Hunt last week. It sounds like it was both fun and educational: “A clue from our scavenger hunt only took teams to the location. Then people had to scour the location for a hidden envelope,” Ocana says. “There were three teams with seven kids […]

Party with the Teens

Party with the Teens

Last month, the Teen department put on a party for all the Teens who use and support the library. It was Great Gatsby themed, and it looks like it was a great time. It’s fabulous to see all these happy faces!  

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 […]

Congratulations Angela!

Congratulations to Angela Ocana, one of the amazing librarians at Northside! She is the first-ever recipient of the California Library Association’s Young Adult Services Award. She won because (these are her manager’s words): She exceeds the criteria through her out-of-the-box programs including Teen Chopped Champions, Cupcake Wars, STEM Bowl, and epic nerf war battles. She is passionate […]

Anish Saha (2nd - HS), Jacqueline He (1st- HS), Sofia Kritikopoulos (3rd-HS), Ziana Deen (Grand Prize), Emma Mustovic (3rd _MS), Jamie Dy (1st -MS), Brandon Yan (2nd -MS), and Akshitha Venguideshe (Honorable Mention-MS). Alisha Khieu (Honorable Mention-HS) is not pictured.

Congratulations to the Teen Writing Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of the library’s teen writing contest! Our Teen librarians put this contest together as part of Teen Read Week, and the Friends & Foundation provided the prizes. You can read the winning stories here. We’re proud to support the library and all their programs. This is one of the many […]

IOU Kids Present Foundation & Friends with $350

In Our Unity Donates Time and Funds

  Thank you to the kids of In Our Unity!   They donated $350 to the Library Foundation & Friends in support of the teen area. These kids really know how to give back to their community.  They recycled bottles and cans and held various sales to raise the funds.  In addition to this gift, the 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, […]