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Libby with Ponytail
Introducing Overdrive's Libby app: available for public (that's you!) βeta testing.Read more...
Biblioteca Latinoamerica Branch Library
It’s the start of a new year which means there’s no better time to start exploring some San Jose Libraries. The San José Public Library system has a total of 24 branches and, unfortunately, we don't get a chance to visit them all. For this blog, we will be examining the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch located on South First Street and see everything it has to offer. Rich History- How a Small Group of Mothers Made Big Waves The Biblioteca Latinoamericana branch currently resides next to the Washington United Youth Center and Brenda Lopez Plaza, but this location hasn’t always been...Read more...
Best Books We Read in December 2016
Looking for a good book to dig into this weekend? We surveyed our bloggers and pulled together this list of eight titles we read and loved last month from the San José Public Library. Enjoy!Read more...
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Hoola Axis 360 library card
Starting Saturday, January 7, 2017, you can trade in your old library card for one of our new designs! Here are a few eMedia services and eResources you might want to know once you get it...Read more...
Big, bright orange flower with pollen flecks, suggesting renewal
Now that we're done with 2016, it's time to take on the year ahead. To set yourself up for success, we have four steps you can follow to transform yourself and your life in 2017.Read more...
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Homegoing book cover
Check out the 20 best books of 2016 according to "best of" lists from around the book world!Read more...
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Book Cover For Grit
It's that time again for the monthly check on what the community's reading! Here's a selection from the top titles for October. Here are the previous lists for October and November . Enjoy! Top Fiction The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult The Last Mile by David Baldacci Twelve Days Of Christmas by Debbie Macomber Home by Harlan Coben The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Trespasser by Tana French Escape Clause by John Stanford Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple Top Non-Fiction When Breath Becomes...Read more...
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Two smiling children wearing gloves and using spray bottles
Join San José Public Library for our first systemwide service day with volunteer opportunities available at all library locations .Read more...
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The cover of Library Journal magazine with a smiling Jill Bourne on it.
Jill Bourne, city librarian of California’s San José Public Library (SJPL), has been named the 2017 Library Journal Librarian of the Year .Read more...
Play, Learn and Grow Together
Start the new year with a new set of early literacy activities to do with your child. These activities can be done at home or out and about. January January 1: Name three new things you want to learn to do this year. January 2: LIBRARY CLOSED - Read your favorite book today. January 3: What was your favorite book that you read in 2016? Who did you read it with? January 4: Learn how to say “Happy New Year” in a different language. Try using our Mango language learning resource. January 5: Sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" during bath...Read more...
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