Buy a book plate at Librarypalooza!

This year at the Librarypalooza, we will be selling bookplates for new books added to the Library collection.

Celebrate an engagement, wedding, birth, baptism, confirmation, birthday, anniversary, graduation, personal accomplish or any special occasion with a book dedicated to that special someone. Your book plate will be placed inside one of the new books at the Library where it will be checked out, read, and enjoyed by our community members—all thanks to your support.

Bookplates can be purchased in advance when you register, or in person at the event for a minimum donation of $50.

Thank you so much for your support and for everything you do for our community and the Santa Clara City Library!

We hope to see you at Librarypalooza on February 4th!

Happy Lunar New Year!

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Happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate today!

We would like to thank the anonymous patron who donated via the traditional red envelope this year. We are honored.

Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.

eat with seasons

Do you enjoy fresh, organic, locally grown food? Would you like to help support the farmers who grow it? Joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program is a great way to do both! Eat with the Seasons is happy to offer 3 months of weekly bags of farm fresh produce to the highest bidder.

They work with several of the Central Coast’s most skillful organic farmers. It also works with artisan producers to additionally provide: grass fed beef, cage free organic eggs, jams and jellies, rice, pasta, cheese, coffee. All are available for pick up at the Library with weekly order.

This is a great way to support your local businesses and farmers to get the freshest, healthiest food.

Visit our auction page to see this and other prizes, and register if you haven’t yet. We hope to see you on February 4th!

Thanks to our biggest sponsors!

We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our two biggest librarypalooza sponsors, Related Companies and SummerHill Housing Group. They are our Pulitzer and National Book Award Sponsors, respectively, and they are a big part of what makes Librarypalooza work.

So: thank you to Related and SummerHill for supporting Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends!

If you are a business that would like to support Librarypalooza, you can still become a sponsor. Thanks!

Have a delicious lunch at Mission College Bistro

Mission College

If you’re the highest bidder, you can enjoy 8 lunches at Mission Bistro, run by the Mission College Hospitality Department! These are great meals, planned and executed by Mission College students. In the final phases of their education students are eager to display their training and creative talents. These will be great lunches, made by the same folks who are providing the catering for Librarypalooza itself!

Take a look at our auction page for all the auction prizes and register if you haven’t yet. The gala fundraiser for the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends is going to be a great time, full of food, music, and fun!

Giveaways and decor…


I love sharing photos of all the goodies we’re collection for Librarypalooza! This is a collage of various things we’ve collected to help create our Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme, including (fake) pearls and a cigarette holder. It’s going to be so much fun!

There’s still time to register for this fabulous event on February 4th. We’ll have great fun, food, a live auction including 2 tickets to Hamilton, and great live music from Vanguard. We hope to see you there!

Dinner for 8 at Yan Can Cook Rivermark

Librarypalooza is less than two weeks away! Have you taken a look at our list of auction items?

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One of the most popular auction items from last year was the dinner for 8 at Yan Can Cook Rivermark. Chef Cory (who sometimes does programs up at Northside library) will do a cooking demo for you and seven of your friends, and you’ll get dinner at the end of it! I’ve heard it’s delicious.

We hope to see you at Librarypalooza this year!

Ticket prices go up tomorrow!

Have you registered for Librarypalooza yet? Well, why not? It’s going to be full of great people, music, and food. There will be a fabulous auction with lots of great prizes, and we’ll be honoring Jerome and Judy Nadler for all the wonderful things they’ve done for the library over the years.

Prices go up tomorrow, so register now!

Book Sale Saturday

Our monthly book sale is this Saturday from 10am – 2pm. We’ll have over 250 boxes of books for sale, including lots of fiction, children’s, nonfiction, foreign language and more. It’ll be a great way to stock up on books and movies to curl up with during the rain.

We hope to see you!

Costume inspiration!

Do you need some costume inspiration for our Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed Librarypalooza? The internet and library are both here to help!

If you need a little couples costume inspiration, this article from InStyle could help:

Or, if you’re not so much into the little black dress, you could always go as sleepy Holly Golightly:

Not to mention that the library has resources if you need vintage hairstyle inspiration or more info about vintage fashion. And the internet is always ready with an Audrey makeup tutorial.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with. Join us at Librarypalooza to show off your costume!