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  • 2019 Reading Challenge: Are You Ready?literature

    2019 is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Its a chance to press the reset button your TBR pile and make a fresh start on your next year's reading journey. Whether you read fiction, non-fiction, listen to audiobooks, or spend your days flipping through picture books, there is a reading challenge for you! Challenge 1: Modern Mrs. Darcy Pick and choose your books to fit ten distinct fields. Can you find one book that fits all 10?
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 7:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Children's & Young Adult Materials = Fine Free A girl rests her arms on a stack of books. A smiling boy balances a stack of books on his head.

    No more late fines for Children's & YA materials! On June 11, City Council approved the Mayor's proposal to eliminate late fines for youth during Fiscal Year 2018/19.
    Posted by: Nancy Macias on Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 12:00 AM | Comments: 17
  • The Great American Read Text: The Great American Read

    (photo courtesy of and ALA)
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 1
  • Library Storytimes at Happy HollowLemur pouncing on text: Spring Into Reading at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

    During May, spring into reading with Your Library and Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. The library is coming to Happy Hollow for Storytimes, Reading Adventures, and Story Stations.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Monday, April 30, 2018 - 12:30 PM | Comments: 0
  • Volunteers Donate Over 93,500 Hours to Support Library ProgramsVolunteer Away Your Fines logo - hand with thumbs up and a pink heart

    San José Public Library Celebrates National Volunteer Week We are thankful for our volunteers year round. During National Volunteer Week (April 15–21), we take it up a notch to celebrate them and express our sincere appreciation for all their hard work. In 2017 2,910 volunteers donated a total of 93,550 hours of service at San José Public Library (SJPL). That’s over 256 hours a day!
    Posted by: Robert Miranda on Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:07 PM | Comments: 0