Blogs: Volunteering

Beautify Your Branch and Eliminate Your Library Fees

Participate in San José Public Library’s Service Day on Saturday, March 21, 2020, to reduce, or even eliminate your library fines at a rate of $20 per hour.

Robert Miranda
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 10:45 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Maher Penglin

Maher Penglin has been volunteering with San José Public Library since 2017. He's contributed almost 70 hours of volunteering this year alone. He has been an incredible help in restarting, maintaining

Robert Miranda
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:00 AM

Become a Volunteer Census Ambassador

As a Volunteer Census Ambassador you will ensure your community gets counted.

Jason Pell
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Melinda Stasch

Melinda began volunteering with the Almaden Branch Library in 2017. In two years, Melinda has dedicated over 250 hours as a library service volunteer, a Friend of the Library and

Robert Miranda
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Are Library Fines Getting You Down? Then Just Volunteer!

If you're an avid library user, library fines are inevitable. At some point in your life, that book or DVD will slide under a car seat to be found days after its return date.

Robert Miranda
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Volunteer Spotlight - Rohan Gumaste

Rohan is the lead 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
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 5:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Sherry Bruning

Sherry has been a long standing staple at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library for several years with the Friends of he Library..

Robert Miranda
Friday, January 3, 2020 - 2:00 PM

A Poem-Worthy Interaction

A few weeks back, a volunteer named Marcia Cohen Zakai had an interaction so special she decided to write a poem to sum up her experience.

Robert Miranda
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 5:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight - Rahul Amin

In the 2.5 years Rahul Amin has volunteered with the Alviso Branch, his growth in regard to both leadership and dedication to the Alviso community has clearly been demonstrated.

Robert Miranda
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Volunteer Spotlight - Ada Elizabeth Rubin

Introducing Ada Elizabeth Rubin Ada E. Rubin volunteers at the Edenvale Branch Library as one of our Homework Club Leaders. A thoughtful and considerate tutor, Ada has helped lead the Edenvale…

Robert Miranda
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Become an Art & Library History Tour Guide at the King Library

Guide community members to the hidden gems of the Library. Sign up to become a docent.

Jason Pell
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Get Kids Ready for Back to School

You can make a profound difference for children returning to school this Fall. Volunteer with SJPL and encourage lifelong learning while meeting new people with a shared commitment to community.

Robert Miranda
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM