Happy first day of summer reading!

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The Santa Clara City Library’s Summer Reading Program starts today. This is a program we are always proud to support. It keeps students’ reading levels up over the summer, and is a great way for you and your child to earn fun prizes.

You can sign up for the summer reading program at any of the branches or online at:

Thanks to Keypoint Credit Union for sponsoring and Bandai Namco for offering some great teen prizes!

Book Sale Tomorrow!

Our May book sale is tomorrow, May 21. Please join us:

  • in the Redwood Room, where we will have 300+ boxes of books, from 10am – 2pm.
    • From 10am – 11:45am, books, movies, and music are individually priced
    • From 12pm – 2pm, all items are $5 per grocery bag.
    • Doors open at 9am if you’re a friends member (you can sign up online!)
  • in the Sycamore Room, where we will have children’s books and music and movies from 10am – 1pm.
  • on the patio in front of the library, with 12 carts of fabulous items from 10am – 4pm.

We had a huge donation this month, along with all y’all who’ve been doing your spring cleaning! (thank you for all your book donations!) There will be a great selection of high-quality used books for sale, so if you’re a teacher looking to refresh your classroom library; a parent gearing up for summer reading; staging a house for sale and need some books to make it cozier; or just looking for some great books to read, this is a great opportunity.

Congratulations Angela!

Congratulations to Angela Ocana, one of the amazing librarians at Northside! She is the first-ever recipient of the California Library Association’s Young Adult Services Award. She won because (these are her manager’s words):

She exceeds the criteria through her out-of-the-box programs including Teen Chopped Champions, Cupcake Wars, STEM Bowl, and epic nerf war battles. She is passionate about libraries and it shows through her ability to be the “embedded librarian” in our Teen Room everyday in the afternoon when the teens come to the library. Trust me, the staff and I know names, faces, and who is dating whom through Angela. She is our TMZ to the teens! She makes it look easy but we know she’s got a difficult job.

We are proud that she was recognized for her above-and-beyond contribution. The next time you’re at Northside, congratulate her!

Where the money goes

Have you ever wondered what we do with the money we make at our book sales? We take it, and twice a year, we grant out part of it to the librarians for some amazing programs and projects. Below is what the librarians asked for this spring.

Spring 2016 Grants

 

None of these would be funded without you coming to buy books from us. Thank you so much for your suppport!

Thank you!

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To all who donated yesterday as part of #SVGives, thank you! We appreciate your support, and we couldn’t do this without our wonderful donors.

Support Summer Reading today!

SVGives

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! We asked last year’s participants why they join. “Because it is awesome sauce!” said one, echoing many people’s enjoyment of the program.

This is a program that wouldn’t exist without support from our donors. The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends provides the prizes for Summer Reading finishers. We support concerts and programs that bring people into the library over the summer.

All proceeds that we raise today will go to support the Summer Reading program. Please donate today!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Emma Kaliterna Children’s Author Event with Tim Myers

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The Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends is proud to support the annual Emma Kaliterna Authors events.

This year, award-winning and New York Times Bestselling author, Tim J. Myers, shares his new book Full of Empty. His other books, Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe, Basho and the Fox, The Furry-Legged Teapot, and Looking For Luna are also favorites. Don’t miss this chance to hear a wonderful storyteller at work!

Please RSVP for this wonderful program on May 3rd – tomorrow! – at 7pm.

Thanks Intel!

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Thanks to all the folks at Intel who came out to record children’s books onto the AnyReader pens! We got many books recorded to help out this wonderful program.

Support Summer Reading!

SVGives

Have you heard of the summer slide? That’s what happens when kids don’t read over the summer – their skills can fall by as much as one grade level.

But children who read at least 6 books over the summer maintain or improve their reading skills.

Our patrons enjoy Summer Reading! We asked last year’s participants why they join. “Because it is awesome sauce!” said one, echoing many people’s enjoyment of the program.

This is a program that wouldn’t exist without support from our donors. The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends provides the prizes for Summer Reading finishers. We support concerts and programs that bring people into the library over the summer.

All proceeds that we raise on May 3rd as part of Silicon Valley Gives will go to support the Summer Reading program. Please donate next Tuesday!

Thank you for your support.

Tomorrow is the April Saturday Sale

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Our April Book Sale is this weekend! We’ll have over 300 boxes of books for sale, full of computer, kids, foreign language, and fiction books for you to peruse.

This month, we got a large donation of DVDs and VCDs in Asian languages, including Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese. If you want a movie in one of these languages, this is your chance!

Hours
10am – 11:45am – sales are per item
12pm – 2pm – sales are $5/grocery bag
Doors open at 9am for Friends members. (Not a member? Become one today!)

Location
Margie Edinger Room at Central Park Library