Nearly 2,000 First-Ever 49ers Library Cards are Issued in First Month

San Jose Public Library

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Nearly 2,000 First-Ever 49ers Library Cards are Issued in First Month

The SF 49ers and SJ Library partnered to offer fans an exclusive library card design

San José, Calif., September 30, 2019 – The San José Public Library (SJPL) and the San Francisco 49ers released the first-ever 49ers library card to the public on August 27, 2019 and within the first month, a total of 1,833 cards were issued to fans.

This 49ers library card was designed to include the team’s official logo and colors, and is available at all 25 SJPL locations. The public is invited to pick up a FREE library card by becoming a member of their San José Public Library, or replacing their current card with the new design.

To celebrate the partnership, SJPL hosted a social media contest giving fans the opportunity to win an autographed Fred Warner football along with other swag donated by the 49ers. In addition, over 50 students from Grant Elementary were invited to a press conference at Joyce Ellington Branch Library on August 27th where the new card was unveiled by the City Librarian Jill Bourne, former 49ers defensive lineman, Ian Williams, and 49ers mascot Sourdough Sam. In the coming months, the 49ers will also host a variety of programs at the library.

Partnering with organizations such as SF 49ers allows the San José Public Library to further boost awareness, connect and engage with community members to ensure library programs, services and resources are being accessed by people of all ages and backgrounds. As of today, there are 566,168 San José library members, but with the help from partnering organizations, such as the 49ers, the library hopes to continue growing their number of free memberships and one day, have every resident become and active user of their library.

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