Thanks

Northside Donor “Sneak Peek” Appreciation Event

Wednesday, August 6th, 4:30pm thru 7:30pm Are you a Northside Donor of $100 or more? In appreciation of your generosity, you are invited to a “sneak peek” of all your new library has to offer. Enjoy light refreshments with your neighbors and some fun souvenirs. Storytime for kids will be held at 4:30, 5:30, and […]

Santa Clara Rotarians Support the Library

Santa Clara Rotarians Support the Library

A big shout out to the Santa Clara Rotary for supporting the Library!  Rotarians purchased the books on the table, had them signed by club speakers each month and donated them to the Library.  As if that weren’t enough, they donated the proceeds of book purchases at a presentation by author Robin Burcell. From left […]

Look What Your Donations Do!

Look What Your Donations Do!

Your donations and purchases make a big difference! This month, they funded: New Spinning Racks for the Paperback Collection (Which Will Soon be Filled with New Paperbacks) 200 New Children’s DVD’s Adult Summer Reading Materials Easy English Times – our ESL Conversation Club Newspaper A Portable Sound System

White Estate Makes Generous Gift to Library

Joanne White, a longtime Santa Clara resident and employee of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, made a gift of $20,000 to our libraries in her estate.  She had used the Santa Clara libraries for over 35 years.  According to her trustee Alison White, she “believed in the freedom to read, educate, and inspire.  She felt those […]

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 […]