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 […]

Sumbul Ali-Karamali and Willow Wilson.

Silicon Valley Reads 2012: “Muslim and American: Two Perspectives” Wrap-Up

Silicon Valley Reads presented over 100 free events throughout Santa Clara County between January and April 2012. This year, The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends hosted four events, Adult Services and Youth Services each hosted two programs, which were co-sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. March 18 – film […]

Margaret Edwards Foundation Grant helps teen parents at the Young Parents Center

The Read Santa Clara Family Literacy staff are very excited about the programs being planned for the teen parents at the Young Parents Center using the funding from the Margaret Edwards Foundation grant that the Library Foundation procured for us. There are several foci for our programs under the umbrella of reading for pleasure: In […]

Youth Services Posts 2011 Favorites

Our very own Youth Services department created a list their favorite books of 2011 for children and teens. If you still have some last minute holiday shopping to do for kids, this list is a great gift guide.  Don’t forget to check our bookstore in the Library lobby.     http://scclnews.blogspot.com/2011/12/staff-picks-best-books-of-2011-for.html