teensReach

teensReach is the youth council for the San José Public Library, providing a key way for young adults to build their leadership skills by developing and participating in library activities, as well as becoming library advisors and advocates. Some of the activities teensReach members have been involved in include: children's craft programs, volunteering at our Summer Reading Celebration registration table, and representing San José Public Library at community events. Members are recruited from all neighborhoods throughout San José and participate through teensReach chapters at local branch libraries.

Want to Join?

To join teensReach you must be 13-18 years of age, have a strong interest in the library, enjoy working with people of all ages and cultures, and be willing to learn new skills. Membership requires regular attendance at meetings, participation in and support of library activities and events, and a sense of fun and adventure. As a bonus, teensReach members can earn community service hours through participation in meetings and activities.

To join, click on the “Sign Me Up” link under the chapter you’re interested in. A teensReach coordinator will contact you as soon as possible.

teensReach Chapters at Our Libraries

Almaden Branch Library
Meetings:
First Friday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3040
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Alum Rock Branch Library
Meetings:
Second Saturday of the month at 11:00 AM
Contact: 1-408-808-3090
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Alviso Branch Library
Meetings:
Fourth Friday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-263-3626
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Bascom Branch Library
Meetings:
Third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3077
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Berryessa Branch Library
Meetings:
Fourth Friday of the month at 3:30 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3050
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Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library
Bilingual Spanish/English
Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-294-1237
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Calabazas Branch Library
Meetings:
First Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3066
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Cambrian Branch Library
Meetings:
Third Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3080
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East San José Carnegie Branch Library
Meetings:
Third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3075
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Edenvale Branch Library
Meetings:
First Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3036
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Educational Park Branch Library
Meetings:
The first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm
Contact: 1-408-808-3073
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Evergreen Branch Library
Meetings:
3rd Wednesday of the month at 5 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3060
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Hillview Branch Library
Meetings:
First Saturday of each month at 1:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3033
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Joyce Ellington Branch Library
Meetings:
Fourth Friday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3043
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King Library
Meetings:
Every other Thursday at 3:30 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-2165
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Pearl Avenue Branch Library
Meetings:
First Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM in the Community Room
Contact: 1-408-808-3053
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Rose Garden Branch Library
Meetings:
Fourth Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3070
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Santa Teresa Branch Library
Meetings:
Third Friday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3068
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Seven Trees Branch Library
Meetings:
Third Friday of the month at 4:00pm
Contact: 1-408-808-3056
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Tully Community Branch Library
Meetings:
Third Wednesday of the month at 5:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3030
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Village Square Branch Library
Meetings:
Please contact the Village Square Branch for date and time
Contact: 1-408-808-3093
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Vineland Branch Library
Meetings:
Second Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3000
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West Valley Branch Library
Meetings:
 First Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-244-4766
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Willow Glen Branch Library
Meetings:
First Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM
Contact: 1-408-808-3045
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More Ways to Volunteer

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We have many more ways for you to volunteer at San Jose Public Library! Have questions? Contact Volunteer Services at (408) 808-2181 or volunteer.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

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