Friday, August 7, 2009

Thanks, Foundation and Friends!

Thanks to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends for sponsoring a fun-filled summer for Santa Clara families and teens. Because of the hard work and generosity of this dedicated organization of community volunteers and supporters, the Youth Services Department was able to bring you FREE entertainment for 6 weeks in June and July. Additional financial support for summer reading was also provided by Applied Materials Foundation, Fairfield Residential LLC, and Mission City Community Fund.

Our summer began on June 6, with a celebration in Central Park that featured Short Attention Span Circus and a chance for families to try our new, online program registration process. We returned to Central Park for a series of multicultural family programs.

Our boys and girls in elementary school met on Tuesdays for six weeks. They enjoyed performing their own High School Musical numbers and were amazed by the Astrowizard and the Bubble Lady.

Our teens, in grades 7 through 12, were treated to pizza and movies. They competed in Jeopardy and Endurance challenges, attended a dinner murder mystery party and made bleach pen T-shirts.

Six weeks of storytimes kept younger children and infants entertained with storytime programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families.

We hope you enjoyed your summer at the Santa Clara City Library.
posted by jtb