We updated the donor wall!

donor wall 2017

A huge thanks to everyone who’s ever donated to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends! We recently updated our donor wall with all our donors who’ve donated $300 or more dollars to us over time (and wish to be recognized, of course).

Come down to Central Park Library and take a look to see if you know anyone on the list!

Help the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends by shopping at Amazon!

Did you know you can support Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends by shopping at Amazon? It’s true! Shop for great deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/91-2125234 (especially tomorrow on Prime Day). You get a bargain and we benefit too.

Mini pinatas and teens

Check out these adorable mini-pinatas that our teens made out of cereal boxes! They’re adorable, especially that taco. Mmmmm…. tacos…

2nd Annual Teen Pride Program

Last Friday, the Library held its second annual Teen Pride program at Northside. The plan is to alternate between the Northside and Central Park locations. Santa Clara is a diverse community and it was very gratifying to offer a program that recognizes that diversity. The program was intended as a safe space for all teens to hang out, eat an enormous amount of pizza (!), do crafts, and socialize. Approximately 50 teens, including regular Northside and Central patrons, ones that just come out during summer, and some who had never ever been to a library program, came together. There was lots of giggling, crafts, and general merriment. You can see what a great time they had from the photos attached. It was truly an awesome program!

Outreach during the Silicon Valley BBQ Championships

The Library had a team out at the Silicon Valley BBQ championships last week. They had over 830 patrons come visit their booth. Patrons enjoyed playing plinko and making rainbow scratch bookmarks. Forty-three people signed up for summer reading, even!

SCCLFF is proud to support the library’s efforts to reach out to even more people in Silicon Valley.

ESL Potluck

Last week, Central Library’s ESL Book Club had a potluck lunch to bid farewell to one of their long-term volunteers. She graduated college and is starting her full time career!

Look at these bright, shining faces.

Everyone loves cake!

The focus is on the salad, but look at those egg rolls. Mmm, egg rolls….

Potato salad: everyone’s favorite.

We are proud to support the ESL Book Club, the language skills it gives its members, and the community it creates. A huge thanks to Jenny, the librarian who makes it all happen!

Book Sale Sunday!

We’re having a small book sale on Sunday June 25 from 1-3:30pm. Come over to central Park Library to take a look at our latest books on the front patio! We’ll have 11 carts of cookbooks, children’s books, business books, and so much more.

Come over and check it out!

Are you a Friends Member?

Did you know that we sell Friends memberships? It’s true! For a small fee, you can get early access to our monthly book sales and 10% off book sales in the Friends Book Store at Central Park Library, the Book Nook at Northside Library, or the shelf at Mission Library. This is a great deal if you or someone in your family is a big reader!

Head over to our Friends Membership page to sign up today!

Thanks to Union Pacific Foundation!

We don’t have photos of this one, but we’re so happy to announce that we received $5000 from Union Pacific Foundation to help fund literacy outreach programs at Scott Lane Preschool. This wouldn’t have happened without all the excellent work our literacy folks have already done; we’re so happy they’re allowing us to continue and expand the work. So thanks!

Thanks to Keypoint Credit Union

Kate Degelau-Pierce, Sabiha Chunawala, Elena Culver, Taj Chunawala, Paul Sims

A big thanks to Keypoint Credit Union for their continued support of our Summer Reading Program. They really help make Summer Reading the best it can be. This photo was taken after the check presentation at the Monday Family Fun night kick-off last week. Thanks to Elena from Keypoint, to Sabiha (our Board president) and her son, and Paul from the library for being there. It’s always nice to celebrate!