Thanks Bandai Namco!

Bandai Namco sponsored our teen summer reading program this year. As part of that, they hosted an event for some of the teen winners last month!

There was a LOT of game playing.

They got to play some games that hadn’t been released yet!

One of our librarians went old school in their arcade.

Everyone had a great time!

Thanks Bandai Namco!

Come to Comic Con tomorrow!

Santa Clara City Library Comic Con

The Santa Clara Library Comic Con is tomorrow! This is going to be a super-fun event with:

  • a talk from Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni
  • a panel on Women in Comics, including Heather Campbell, Nidhi Chanani, and Branwyn Bigglestone
  • A presentation called from Story to Screen by Pixar storyboard artist Le Tang
  • lego building contests
  • Stormtrooper and princess photo ops

Take a look at the library’s full site to learn more. It’s going to be fun, so please stop by tomorrow!

Congrats to Betsy Megas!

Elizabeth Morris, Mireya Calderon, Steve Bono, Betsy Megas, and Tracy Wingrove at the 49ers Community Quarterback Lunch celebration.

Elizabeth Morris, Mireya Calderon, Steve Bono, Betsy Megas, and Tracy Wingrove at the 49ers Community Quarterback Lunch celebration.

We are incredibly proud to announce that the 49ers selected Betsy Megas, long time literacy tutor with Read Santa Clara and former head of the Library Board of Trustees, as a winner of the Community Quarterback award! Betsy has done valuable and fabulous work tutoring adult English-language learners, supporting the library, as well as lots more in the community. She’ll also be honored at the 49ers game on October 2nd.


Want to volunteer?


We’ve recently updated our volunteer listings! If you have a couple of hours during the week and can safely lift some books, we’d love to have you help us out.

Right now, we could really use

  • a couple of people on Tuesday mornings to help us sort books – if you know books, this is a great help!
  • donation coordinators – if you can lift 20-25lbs and work well with others, this is a good way to get involved.

Of course, we have other volunteer positions open as well. Check out the page, and get in touch.

Northside’s Second Anniversary

Last month, we celebrated Northside Library’s 2nd Anniversary! It was a Harry Potter-themed day, and the crowds were huge.

It’s blurry, but Northside’s head librarian is full of energy!

Supporting Gryffindor Quidditch.

Playing quidditch.

Doing a Harry Potter-themed craft.

We raffled off 4 copies of the new Harry Potter play to raise money! These were highly anticipated.

In short, a good time was had by all.

No Craft Fair this year

We have decided not to hold the Holiday Craft Fair. It was not an easy decision to make, and we appreciate your understanding.

Book Sale Tomorrow!


Our Septemeber Book Sale is tomorrow!

We have over 200 boxes of books available for sale, and nothing will cost more than $2! We have fiction, non-fiction, children’s and YA books, movies, music, foreign language books, and more.

All items for sale are priced $2 and below from 10am – 11:45am. From noon – 2pm, it’s $5/grocery bag. (We encourage you to bring your own reusable bag, but do have extras if you need some.)

Doors open at 9am for Friends members. (Not a member? Become one today!)

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.