Telescopes, A Makerspace, 3D Printers and More- Your Local Library is the Best Kept Secret There Is!

Almost everyone  remembers certain pieces of their childhood, even if it’s through just bits and pieces. The in- vogue term these days is called  a ‘core memory’. In speaking with the Catori Team, everyone had a different core memory from childhood. For one it was the all-sibling sleepover on the hot summer weekends that brought a smile to their faces.  For others it was the neighborhood playgrounds and the make believe. But for all, they realized that the library was a huge part of their upbringing and a ‘core memory’. 

For Shannon Williams,  a library clerk at the Santa Clara Library, her love for the library started at a young age. “It’s always been a safe place to explore things I was curious about and learn everything I wanted to, and a place to find answers to questions I had.  I have been able to form a deep connection to books. I’ve always found {the library} a special place to be.” 

For Shannon, her love of books came full circle. “Now I am here helping people find that love for the library-  especially children- that get the excitement and love of books for the first time”. 

For her full interview, view her video: coming soon!

Upcoming Events at the Library: 

Santa Clara

Teens after school 

Homeschoolers at the Library 

Chapter 1 Book Club

Story Time 


Art Club 

Children’s Science Club

Young Adult Book Club 

Tai Chi


Book Club


Coding for Kids


Library Teccies

  • October 3 — Marketing through Social Media
  • November 14 — 3D Printing
  • December 12 — Transparent Language


Santa Clara:

  • Conference rooms including a TV and Whiteboard in each room 
  •  Makerspace 
  • 3D Printers
  • Vinyl and Paper cutter
  • 24″ Laminator
  • Badge Maker
  • Die cutter
  • Virtual Reality (VR)

Main Branch

  • Makerspace
  • 3D Printers, including Large Format
  • Sewing Machines
  • Soldering Stations
  • CNC Cutter
  • Garage Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Electronic Kits
  • Virtual Reality (VR)