Teens

Hackathon at the Library

Hackathon at the Library

On Sunday March 12, the Library and the Wilcox High School Programming Club hosted its first 12 hour hackathon, SCHACKS. The content of this event was organized entirely by the WHS students. They also worked the whole 14 hour day and recruited the judges. Despite the 8:00 a.m. start time, made even earlier because of […]

Harry Potter Prom (not the Yule Ball)

Harry Potter Prom (not the Yule Ball)

Last week, the Santa Clara City Library Central Park Teen Librarians held a Harry Potter Prom! Despite all the rain, over 90 high schoolers attended. They feasted, made wands and potions, answered trivia, and had their fortunes told. They even dressed up! Everyone had a magical time. Thanks teen librarians!

Congratulations to the winner of the Teen Read Week Book Cover Contest!

Congratulations to the winner of the Teen Read Week Book Cover Contest!

Congratulations to Erika Hamauchi, an eighth grader, for her artistic cover of Rainbow Rowell’s book, Eleanor and Park! Erika won the grand prize, a $100 Visa Gift Card. She was one of seven middle and high school prize winners; everyone received a certificate of achievement and gift card. The Book Cover Contest was held during […]

Comic Con 2016 was a success!

Comic Con 2016 was a success!

This year, SCCLFF sponsored the Santa Clara City Library’s Comic Con! This was a hugely successful event, drawing over 11,000 people from all over Silicon Valley. It featured Dave Filoni, executive producer for Star Wars Rebels (and more!), Lego contests, artists from Pixar, lots of cosplay… it was amazing. Of course the 101st Legion showed […]

Thanks Bandai Namco!

Thanks Bandai Namco!

Bandai Namco sponsored our teen summer reading program this year. As part of that, they hosted an event for some of the teen winners last month! There was a LOT of game playing. They got to play some games that hadn’t been released yet! One of our librarians went old school in their arcade. Everyone […]

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 […]