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Volunteer Spotlight: Remembering Ellen Hill

Remembering the service and legacy of PAR volunteer Ellen Hill.

Jason Pell
01/12/2022 - 10:30 AM

Virtual Homework Club

Need help with your homework? Volunteers will be available online to help Kindergarten - 8th-grade students with their homework.

SJPL Staff
09/09/2021 - 12:00 PM

International Literacy Day

Bringing awareness to literacy efforts, local and worldwide.

Tom Hewitt
08/07/2021 - 12:00 PM

Volunteer Spotlight - Sue Lin

Sue has been teaching Zumba at the West Valley Branch Library since October of 2019.

Robert Miranda
07/12/2021 - 10:00 AM

Highlighting an Extraordinary Group of Volunteers

We are very pleased to introduce the incredibly outstanding volunteer language instructors of Virtual Conversation Café.

Robert Miranda
06/28/2021 - 10:00 AM

Highlighting an Extraordinary Group of Volunteers

Meet the crew of Tuesday afternoon's Virtual Tech Help. This group was one of the first teams to share their knowledge on a virtual platform through SJPL. Every Tuesday at 1 PM

Robert Miranda
05/31/2021 - 10:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Lena

Lena has volunteered over 288 hours since 2017 and is a huge asset to Vineland Branch! She’s an efficient, accurate shelver, also assisting with merchandising and tidying the children’s area.

Robert Miranda
05/24/2021 - 10:00 AM

The 2021 Volunteers of the Year

The San José Public Library appreciates the tremendous contributions and efforts made by all our volunteers. Every year, each of our library locations and units selects an individual volunteer they…

Robert Miranda
04/19/2021 - 10:00 AM

Highlighting an Extraordinary Group of Volunteers

Seeing as next week is National Volunteer Recognition Week, we wanted to begin highlighting some of our wonderful volunteers one week early.

Robert Miranda
04/16/2021 - 10:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Manju Talekar

Manju Talekar is an inspiring, positive, skilled, and versatile volunteer. Although she started 2020 volunteering in person as an English, yoga, and meditation teacher...

Robert Miranda
03/29/2021 - 10:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Aniket Mahajan

Aniket is an instructor for the West Valley Branch Library's Math Olympiad program. Math Olympiad is a weekly program for 3rd-5th graders that helps kids prepare for the Math Olympiad test.

Robert Miranda
03/22/2021 - 10:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Steve Kline

Steve Kline, President of the Friends Group for Bascom Branch Library, has not let the library’s closure slow down his volunteer efforts.

Robert Miranda
03/08/2021 - 10:00 AM