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Thank You Northside Donors!

We did it!  With your support we raised $167,000 for the Northside Library.  Thank you for your generous support of our newest Library branch.  The community loves their Library and it shows.  We look forward to implementing enhanced programming and collection materials.  

It's open!

It’s open!

Check Out This Video From Today’s Animated Videos Program

One of our talented kids shows his creation! Click here: Animated Movies Program

The Donor Tree Branches have been installed in the Northside library branch!

The Donor Tree Branches have been installed in the Northside library branch!

In preparation for the opening later this summer, the donor tree itself has been installed in the Santa Clara Northside Library.  Donors who pledged $500 or $1000 (or more) will be honored in perpetuity with a leaf on this tree with their name.  The leaves themselves are being made and will be ready and installed […]

First Emma Kaliterna Author:  Jennifer Fosberry

First Emma Kaliterna Author: Jennifer Fosberry

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7pm Join us for an exciting evening with author Jennifer Fosberry! Jennifer is a science geek turned New York Times bestselling children’s writer. Her picture books about a spunky little girl named Isabella and an adventurous little boy named Alexander have received rave reviews. Her latest, Isabella: Star of the […]

Silicon Valley Reads 2014 Comes to Santa Clara Central Park Library

The theme of Silicon Valley Reads 2014 is: Books & Technology: Friends or Foes? One of the books selected for this year’s event is Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan. The story revolves around a hole-in-the-wall bookstore in San Francisco, a fraternity of book lovers, and lots of digital technology used to […]

Foundation honors for Julie Passalacqua / Perpetual Children's section books

Foundation honors for Julie Passalacqua / Perpetual Children’s section books

The Library is losing a dear friend and champion of literacy when Julie Passalacqua retires as Santa Clara City Librarian at the end of this month.  In honor of Julie’s 38 years of service and her passion for children’s literacy, the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends board is purchasing six sets of Julie’s […]

Northside Library: STILL NO NEWS, Kids’ Summer Reading becoming less likely

While we are able to confirm that the City, County, State and other taxing entities are still in negotiations about the Northside Library, the parties have not yet reached an agreement. It will take five months to fill the library with furniture, books and computers: if the parties donít settle by the end of the […]

Please sign up for the Santa Clara Historic Homes Tour, Friday December 6th

Please sign up for the Santa Clara Historic Homes Tour, Friday December 6th

The Santa Clara City Library  has often been one of the Santa Clara non-profits that benefits from  the annual Santa Clara Historic Home Tour proceeds.  Tickets for this year’s Home Tour, to be held Friday Dec. 6 , 6-10 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 7, Noon-5 p.m., are now on sale. For those that purchase Early […]

The Second Annual Holiday Craft Faire

The Second Annual Holiday Craft Faire

  The second annual Holiday Craft Faire is coming up, so write the date on your calendars so you don’t forget about it or double book it.  If you’re interested in getting a table, contact the Foundation by email at *protected email* or stop by the office in the Central Park library on the second […]