Shop at the new Santa Clara Whole Foods Market on Wednesday September 14

The new Whole Foods Market in Santa Clara is holding a community giving day on September 14 to support the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends! Shop at this store on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, and 5% of their net sales will be donated to the Foundation & Friends. The store, located at 2732 […]

We’re on LinkedIn now!

You may already follow the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends on Facebook and Twitter. We try to keep things different and interesting on those pages too – highlighting book recommendations and library activities and other interesting things going on in the community. But now we have another way to keep in touch with the […]

Support Summer Reading today!

Silicon Valley Gives (or SVGives) is a 24-hour online event that raises money for local non-profits throughout the Bay Area. Make your donation count! Why donate? To support Summer Reading! Did you know? Children who read at least 6 books over the summer maintain or improve their reading skills. Plus, the library’s patrons enjoy Summer Reading! […]

New Mission Statement!

New Mission Statement!

If you don’t zealously check our website every day, you may not have noticed that we have a new mission statement! The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends strengthens the Library as a pillar of our diverse and thriving community through philanthropic funding, inspired advocacy and active partnership. We’re not doing anything differently – […]

Nominate your Favorite Librarian for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Awards

Now is the time to honor your favorite librarian by nominating them for an I Love My Librarian award.  Nominations for the eighth year of the award are open.  The I Love My Librarian Award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community or university librarians. Nominations will run […]

Qualcomm Interns Pitch In at the Foundation & Friends

Qualcomm Interns Pitch In at the Foundation & Friends

Thank you Qualcomm interns!  You made a big difference at the Foundation & Friends during your Servapalooza day!

Did you know that 100 extra calories a day can increase your weight by 10 pounds in a year?

Did you know that 100 extra calories a day can increase your weight by 10 pounds in a year?

To learn more, stop by the Healthy Eating display sponsored by Kaiser Permanente in the Central Park Library lobby. Find out what’s in your snack 480 calories in 3 ounces of Lay’s potato chips – Yikes! 125 calories in 1 hard-boiled egg and 1 cup of snap peas – Yum!

Disneyland, McDonalds and the Mission Library...

Disneyland, McDonalds and the Mission Library…

Do the three have anything in common? All born in 1955 and still going strong… Stop by the West Wing of City Hall and see the eye-catching display in the trophy case honoring Mission Library!  It has striking pictures of the library  over the years, including Ms. Klune, the first City Librarian, and nuggets of information […]

Home Organization Seminars a Hit – Join Us Tonight for Organization for Families

The home organization seminars sponsored by the Foundation & Friends have been a big hit.  “Thanks again for scheduling the organization classes.  It motivated me to work with my 3 kids on organizing their toys.  I had them gather every piece of toy in the house (they didn’t realize they had so many).  We sorted, […]

Friends and Supporters Gather at Pedro's to Wish Maria Well

The Foundation & Friends Says Good-Bye to Maria Daane

After seven years, the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends (SCCLFF) said good bye and good luck to Executive Director Maria Daane.  Under Maria’s visionary leadership, the SCCLFF grew its fundraising base and took on new challenges.  Maria was instrumental in both the administration of the Northside Library’s construction and the advocacy for its […]