Community Leaders Unite to Help Beautify an East San José Library

San Jose Public Library

For Immediate Release

Elizabeth Castañeda, (408) 458-0662

Community Leaders Unite to Help Beautify an East San José Library

Volunteers will plant trees at the Hillview Branch Library followed by a free community celebration.


Eight colorful trees will be planted on the grounds of the Hillview Branch Library thanks to a grant from the BeautifySJ Initiative, and the Bend the Arc Grant from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

The grants were awarded to the Cassell Neighborhood Association which selected San José Public Library’s (SJPL) Hillview Branch Library to undergo a beautification project which will include the planting of trees and ground cover, plus a planter with flowers, vegetables, and herbs for the community to enjoy.

Opening remarks will begin at 10 a.m. and the trees will be planted by community members and volunteers from SJPD, SJFD, local schools, and library supporters starting at 11 a.m. followed by a free community celebration where families can enjoy an Aztec dance performance and blessing of the trees with Movimiento Cultural Anahuac, live mariachi, planting activity kits will be provided along with food and refreshments, plus fun activities for families, and more!

The Hillview Branch Library has proudly served the East San José community since 1965.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Hillview Branch Library, 1600 Hopkins Dr, San Jose, CA 95122


  • ElizabethCastañeda, Public Information Manager, San José Public Library
  • Captain Todd Trayer, San José Police Department Deputy D.A.
  • Hugo Meza, Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
  • Tiffany Bradford-Oldham, Hillview Branch Manager

***Interviews available in English and Spanish***