Friends’ Book Sale Saturday, January 17

Don’t miss the largest book sale of the year this Saturday, January 17 from 10am to 2pm in the Central Park Library’s Redwood Room!

New Year, New You

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Check out the new display in the Central Park Library lobby.  Find books to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.

Thanks to Kaiser Permanente for sponsoring this program.

Need a Last Minute Gift?

Stop by our book sale on Sunday, December 21 from 1-4pm in front of the Central Park Library!

Register Now for the Second Annual Love Our Library Lollapalooza!


We are proud to announce the second annual Love our Library Lollapalooza
and invite you to join us on Feburary 7, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:00pm!

Please join us for the Love our Library Lollapalooza honoring library hero Lisa Gillmor.  Help support the great programs and services funded by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends.

Enjoy music, fun, live auction, New York-themed drinks and delicious food by the Mission College Culinary Arts Program.

Central Park Library

2635 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95051

Register now at 

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Mike J. Kirsch Foundation

John Berlotti

Off the Wall Soccer

Lexus Stevens Creek

Peterson’s Insurance

Mario Bouza

Santa Clara Lions Club

Irvine Company

Yu-Lan Chou

ESL Conversation Club Celebrates the Holidays

Carving Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkins

Making Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

Making Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

First Northside Children’s Book Sale

Book Sale

First Friends’ Northside Children’s Book Sale
Saturday November  22nd

As part of the “Black Saturday” events at the Northside Library this weekend, the Friends will be holding their first Northside Children’s Book Sale.  Stop by to find picture books, easy reader, chapter books and teen books as well as audiobooks and DVD’s! It’s a win-win – you get books for a steal and proceeds benefit the Library.  Find us in the Study Rooms inside the Library.


Ray Edinger 1917-2014


Our friend Ray Edinger passed away last week.  He will be missed by all of us here at the Foundation & Friends.  Ray had a special sparkle in his eye and an passion to get things done.  When his wife of 74 years, Margie, died in 2013, Ray made a generous gift to the Foundation & Friends in her honor.  Libraries held a special place in Margie’s heart, offering a place for her to go while growing up during the Depression.  She was a life-long reader and library patron.  Ray was so pleased to see one of the community rooms named for her and even more excited to see the room being used by the community for classes, story times and events.  We miss you, Ray!

Congrats to Teen Writing Contest Winners!

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From left to right…

Hershal Shah (3rd place, high school), Ziana Deen (2nd place, high school), Joseph Goodrich (1st place, high school), Samia Abbasi (grand prize winner), Natalie Loredo (2nd prize, middle school), Kaleahani Angervil (3rd place, middle school). Katrina Espinoza (1st place, middle school), not pictured).


Sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends

Healthy Mind

Healthy Mind 1Check out the new display of books and handouts about Healthy Minds, part of Kaiser Permanente’s Healthy Living program.  Thanks for Kaiser for sponsoring this program!

Honoring our Corporate Foundation Donors!

Last night, at the Santa Clara City Council meeting, the Library Foundation and Friends presented awards to five of our corporate partners.  Through their generosity, and the generosity of our volunteers, donors, and supporters, the Foundation has  supported more than four million dollars worth of programs in our City libraries over the past thirteen years.

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Left to right, Keith Stattenfield, Foundation President. Doron Noyman, Director of Sales and Development, Keypoint Credit Union.  Helen Jones Grays, Senior Vice President, Keypoint Credit Union.  Michael Kirsch, Foundation volunteer and former board member.  Chris Boyd, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permenante Santa Clara Medical Center.  Steve Rainbolt, President, Rotary Club of Santa Clara.  Steve Ricossa, Mission City Community Fund Board member.