Thanks for shopping yesterday!

A huge thanks to everyone who shopped at the new Whole Foods Market in Santa Clara yesterday!

We got to hang out with Eddie, the store manager.

One of our long-time volunteers stopped by to say hello!

As did one of the people who works at the library.

And not one, but two groups of people from Rotary Santa Clara came by!


We had a great time, and we hope you were able to stop by and shop to support the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends!

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

WHM Community Giving Day

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 Augustine Drive in Santa Clara (off Bowers and Highway 101), will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. that day.

You don’t need to mention us, Whole Foods Market is applying this to every purchase made at the store that day. Please thank your check out person and baggers on our behalf, or a manager if you see one, but just making a grocery run to Whole Foods Market would be very much appreciated and help the us with our work to support the Santa Clara City Library.

Make a list, and help us by visiting and shopping at this beautiful store on September 14th. Hope to see you there. Thank you!

Join us on the patio on Sunday September 11

In addition to our monthly book sale on September 17, we will also hold a small book sale on Sunday, September 11. Join us on the patio in front of the Central Park Library from 1pm – 3:30pm to buy cookbooks, classics, history books, and more!

This is another great way to support the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends and get yourself some lovely new books.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 books before Kindergarten

SCCLFF is proud to support 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

What is 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

1000 Books for Kindergarten is a free program that encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their child before he or she begins kindergarten. The goal is to promote early literacy through the library by giving parents a fun incentive to read to their little ones early and often.

How does the program work?

The program is self-paced and can be started any time before a child enters kindergarten. The library provides starter packets and small prizes for achieving milestones, and families get a bigger prize if they complete all 1,000 books before their child begins kindergarten. You can find more information about the program and sign your child up at (there’s even a free app to download), and you can pick up your starter packet and milestone prizes at the Youth Services desk.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is paid for through money raised at book sales – when you shop, you support initiatives like this one!

Last week for summer reading prizes!

Summer Reading Graphic

Time is running out! If you haven’t brought in your completed Summer Reading Log, this is the last week to do it. Prizes will be given out until Labor Day, so bring it in soon.

While we have your attention, we have a favor to ask if you’re an adult and took part in our Summer Reading program. Could you please take this survey: It’s short, and getting feedback from those who participated in Adult Summer Reading helps our librarians make it better year over year.

Thanks so much!

Donate by doing your shopping



The new Santa Clara Whole Foods Market is donating 5% of their net sales on Wednesday September 14th to us, the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends. So plan on doing your grocery shopping at Whole Foods on September 14!

Teen Scavenger Hunt at Northside

We were happy to provide the prizes for Northside’s Geocache and Scavenger Hunt last week. It sounds like it was both fun and educational:

“A clue from our scavenger hunt only took teams to the location. Then people had to scour the location for a hidden envelope,” Ocana says. “There were three teams with seven kids on each team. The envelope they’d find at the given location, such as Smashurger, would have a secret word. None of the clues were hidden inside the building. They were all hidden outside the building. Some of the clues were in a tree, in an exterior wall or in a plant.”

Congrats to the winners, and it sounds like everyone had a great time.

Thanks Chick-fil-a!

We just learned that Chick-fil-a has generously donated a large number of gift cards to the Summer Reading Program! These will be given out as prizes for our Summer Reading finishers. I know how much everyone loves a Chick-fil-a sandwich – so I’m sure these will be popular!

You can still sign up online for Summer Reading (until July 23). Prizes will be awarded to finishers through August.

Join us at the Santa Clara Whole Foods Market Preview Party!

Whole Foods

Get a sneak peek of the Whole Foods Market Santa Clara location on Saturday, July 23 from 5 to 7 pm. Enjoy food demonstrations, local vendors, music, raffle prizes and more! We’re going to be there, and I’m personally looking forward to it.

$5 donation requested to benefit Santa Clara Vanguard. They are a leader in providing music and movement education for young people in Silicon Valley. Vanguard has provided the music for past Love our Library Lollapaloozas – it’s a great organization.

Reserve your tickets for the Whole Foods Market Preview Party at