Elizabeth Castaneda

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Right to Library
Everyone has the Right to Take Full Advantage of Their Public Library Freedom of information is part of any library’s DNA. Everyone, no matter their race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, and immigration status – has the right to access knowledge, opportunities, information, literacy, and more (for FREE) from their public library and receive the expert guidance of librarians. #RightToLibrary is a new campaign San José Public Library (SJPL) launched in 2017 to empower people to visit their library and explore new and innovative services, programs, and collections. Libraries are more than just books, they are places that teach and provide...Read more...
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...
SJPL TeenHQ BE YOU Photo Contest
Enter SJPL TeenHQ's BE YOU Photo Contest on Instagram for a chance to win a free pair of tickets to California's Great America and a parking pass. Two winners, picked at random, will be announced on the week of September 12.Read more...
stack of books
On June 14, 2016, Mayor Sam Liccardo and City Council unanimously approved the San José Public Library's proposal to improve access to Library resources by reducing Library Fines and Fees, implementing a number of programs designed to eliminate fines that are still owed, and empowering patrons to contribute back to the Library in meaningful ways.Read more...
football
Are you ready for some football? Superbowl 50 is coming to Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016. But don’t panic. There’s still time to brush up on your football knowledge, find the perfect Superbowl recipe or maybe learn the rules in time to cheer with your friends. Here are a few of the library’s picks to help you be MVP in time for your own Superbowl Party. Don’t worry, many have eBook versions so you can check on your phone during commercial breaks. Getting Started Football for Dummies [eBook] by Howie Long with John Czarnecki Take Your Eye Off the...Read more...
open six days icon: #SJPL6days
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elizabeth Castañeda San José Public Library Elizabeth.Castaneda@sjlibrary.org (408) 808-2175 San José Public Library to Expand All Branches to Six-Day Schedule Starting Saturday, July 11 Neighborhood libraries will hold celebrations SAN JOSE, Calif. – All 22 San José Public Library branches will be open six days per week beginning Saturday, July 11. To celebrate the new schedule, all San José branches will hold community celebrations beginning Saturday, July 11, and continuing into the following week. Celebrity story times and other event information will be available on events.sjpl.org . The public is invited to attend the events and...Read more...
Lucky Day
Find the hottest new title releases in our Lucky Day collection, ready for check out! Stop by your local branch Library or the first floor of the King Library to browse through the hottest fiction and non-fiction titles - available year-round! The Lucky Day collection was created to help you find the latest bestsellers when they become available. Lucky Day books checkout for three weeks with no renewals. Lucky Day DVDs checkout for one week with no renewals. Holds can't be placed on Lucky Day items, Two item limit on DVDs. No limit on print materials. Got Lucky? Show us...Read more...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Michelle McGurk, PIO, Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo, (408) 535-4840 or (408) 655-7332 (cell) Elizabeth Castaneda, San José Public Library Marketing Department, (408) 808-2175 Mayor Liccardo Announces Funding to Open San Jose Libraries Six Days Each Week, Providing Safe Spaces After School and on Saturdays SAN JOSE — Mayor Sam Liccardo today announced a plan to open San Jose’s 23 branch libraries six days a week, beginning July 1. "Our libraries provide a safe learning environment for thousands of children, even while open only four days a week," Mayor Liccardo said. "By expanding library services to...Read more...
Heidi Dolamore
Contact: Elizabeth Castañeda San José Public Library Elizabeth.Castaneda@sjlibrary.org (408) 808-2175 Heidi Dolamore Named Assistant Director of San José Public Library SAN JOSE, C alif., Jan. 5, 2015 -- Heidi Dolamore has been named assistant director for the San José Public Library by City Librarian Jill Bourne. She will have oversight of major operational areas of the Library and coordinate the implementation of new programs geared to expand branch hours and services. Dolamore comes from the Solano County Library , where she has served as deputy director of public services and managed a staff of nearly 200 at eight branches within...Read more...
Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 eReader Privacy Statement and Recommendations Update 10/24/14: As of yesterday, 10/23/14, Adobe has reported that Adobe Digital Editions 4 data is now being transmitted securely. See Adobe's Privacy Center for more details on what personal data they collect and how that data is transmitted. The San Jose Public Library, along with other public libraries, places a high value on patron intellectual freedom and privacy associated with borrowing activities. As virtual content becomes more popular and ubiquitous, an increasing amount of patron use of these materials occurs using third-party tools. To provide access to online materials, it...Read more...