Thanks

It's not too late to donate to the library foundation to support our local library!

It’s not too late to donate to the library foundation to support our local library!

THANK YOU to the hundreds of people who have made donations this holiday season to the Library – donate by December 31st for this tax year’s tax deduction.  Hundreds of books and programs happen every year at the Santa Clara City Library because people like you donate. If you haven’t given yet, or if you’d like […]

A rousing time had by all at Holiday Jazz concert in Redwood Room!

A rousing time had by all at Holiday Jazz concert in Redwood Room!

New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed to an overflowing crowd who danced and clapped along.  The band thanked retiring librarian Jane Botsford for bringing them to the Library.  Jane and her husband worked for Preservation Hall for many years before moving to the Bay Area. The Foundation & Friends proudly sponsored the event.

SCCLFF Board of Directors receives award from statewide library association

SCCLFF Board of Directors receives award from statewide library association

We are proud to share that the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends Board of Directors received an award from CPLA (California Public Library Advocates) for their work on the Northside Library.  At the awards luncheon it was shared that: “Founded in 2001, the Foundation’s role since that time has focused primarily on fundraising […]

Dedication of the "Margie Edinger Community Room"

Dedication of the “Margie Edinger Community Room”

On Sunday, September 29th, at 2pm, the City of Santa Clara dedicated the former Cedar Room in Central Park Library as the new “Margie Edinger Community Room”, in honor of Margie Edinger. At the ceremony, Ray Edinger spoke at length about his wife, Margie, her love of the community and libraries, and her desire to […]

Santa Clara Weekly covers recent Summer Reading and other events

The Santa Clara Weekly recently wrote about several events from Summer Reading,  Summer Reading Kicks Off covered the first event of Summer Reading, the kickoff with a bean bag toss and trampoline for kids to play on, heard Steve Cheney’s ventriloquism act, and sampled healthywaters from Kaiser Permanente. Foundation receives large gift in memory of Margie Edinger […]

Santa Clara Pioneer portraits now hanging in the Heritage Pavilion

Santa Clara Pioneer portraits now hanging in the Heritage Pavilion

The 1844 portraits of Santa Clara pioneers Dr. Arthur Wellsley Saxe and Mary Judson Saxe have been donated by their descendant Suzanne Burke to the Santa Clara City Library. They are now hanging in the Heritage Pavilion Ms. Burke was very excited to see the photo of the portraits hanging in the Library, “My sister […]

KeyPoint Credit Union SUMMER READING KICKS OFF THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, from 1PM – 4PM at the Central Park Library

A special thank you to our sponsor this year, KeyPoint Credit Union, who is giving us $15,000 this year to pay for programs, prizes, and publicity. They had originally given us $10,000 to help, but after hearing about all the great ideas from Library Staff about providing top notch summer reading, they just added an […]

SCCLFF receives large gift in honor of Margie Edinger

SCCLFF receives large gift in honor of Margie Edinger

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends just received a large donation from Ray Edinger to rename the Central Park Library’s Cedar Community Room in honor of his wife, Margie Edinger, who passed away in April.  Ray and Margie were 57-year residents of Santa Clara, and have done much to help Santa Clara.  Mr. […]

“Find a Job in February” event was a huge, popular success!

The Foundation funded a number of events for February focus around helping people to find a job.   Adult librarian Mary Boyle reports on yesterday’s event.  ”Today first, Find a Job in February event, Resumes That Get the Interview was a big success.  I wish you could have been there to hear the questions and presentation with Professional Career Coach […]

The donors to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends display the awards presented to them at the Santa Clara City Council meeting, together with the council members, foundation president, and staff.

Corporate Partners honored at Santa Clara City Council meeting

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends presented its 2012 “Corporate Partnership Awards” to Kaiser Permanante, Keypoint Credit Union, the Mission City Community Fund, Texas Instruments, Santa Clara Rotary, and Barnes and Noble, who together donated almost $40,000 to support programs at the library for wellness, summer reading, children’s and adult literacy, employment, math […]