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The Branch Library Bond Measure, approved in November 2000, allots $212 million over 10 years for construction of 6 new and 14 expanded branch libraries in San José.

Make a difference, become a Friend of the Educational Park Library!  As a newly opening library, we need your support now more than ever.  The Friends of the Library group is one of our most important points of contact within the community.  The Friends serve as library advocates and hold special events and activities such as book sales and other fundraisers. 


A special informative meeting for potential members will be held after the Grand Opening on May 18, 2013 and there will be regularly scheduled meetings after that.   If you are interested in supporting Educational Park by making a donation to the San José Public Library Foundation please contact Mary McLane by visiting the foundation’s website.   The SJPLF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides advocacy, financial support and innovative leadership to transform San Jose Public libraries into vibrant learning centers.  Foundation members will be invited to an exclusive reception before the library’s official opening.


For more information, please contact Benjamin Lundholm by email or phone:, 1-408-808-3033.

Posted by Erik Berman on Apr 13, 2013 | |

Educational Park exteriorOn May 18, 2013, the Educational Park Branch of the San José Public Library will bring a long wait to an end and open its door to the public in a special one-Saturday-only Grand Opening.  Everyone in San José and beyond is welcome to celebrate its opening with us and see what Educational Park can offer.


Located on Educational Park Drive just off McKee, the library is next to Independence High School and the Overfelt Gardens Park.  It houses an extensive collection of brand new books, music, and movies, including an impressive selection of Blu-ray high-definition movies.  The 18,000 square foot building houses a community room, teen room and both adult and children’s wings. In addition, the Educational Park Library is the first one to offer a "Tech Connect" center.  This center not only provides collaborative workspaces outfitted with some of the latest audio-visual editing programs, but also supplies high end laptops and tablets which may be checked out and used anywhere within the library.

Keep checking back here for the latest sneak peeks and updates about the library, its opening, and its events. 

Posted by Erik Berman on Mar 29, 2013 | Comments: 1 |

Bascom Library Opens Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2:00pmJoin us on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00pm for the Grand Opening of Bascom Library! Check out some brand new library materials and stick around for fun family activities.


Entertainment includes: performances by the Del Mar High School Band and Choir, the Sherman Oaks Community Charter School Folklorico Dancers, and Ventriloquist Steve Chaney and his Corny Crow; face painting, balloon art, crafts hosted by Lakeshore Learning, and more!


We hope to see you there!

Posted by Madeline Walton... on Feb 22, 2013 | |

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