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GOOOAAAALLLL! We're excited to announce that we've once again teamed up with the SJ Earthquakes to help you ENERGIZE during this year's Summer Reading Challenge . The Earthquakes will be hosting a series of five storytimes at your San Jose Public Library where there will be plenty of opportunities to meet some of their players. Story Time with the San Jose Earthquakes Vineland Branch - Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm East San Jose Carnegie Branch - Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm Santa Teresa - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm Seven Trees - Wednesday, June...Read more...
2-Step Fine Forgiveness Program, May 1-31, 2017
Take Advantage of Our FIRST-EVER "2-Step Fine Forgiveness Program” May 1-31, 2017 During the month of May, San José Public Library will waive/remove all late fees on overdue items, which include: books, DVDs, CDs, etc. Whether items are overdue for a couple days, weeks, months, or years, it doesn't matter, we welcome all items back - No questions asked. It only takes 2-steps to have your late fees waived: Step 1: Return your overdue items at any San José Public Library location . Step 2: Visit or call your library to have your late fees waived. The 2-Step Fine Forgiveness...Read more...
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...
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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...
The City of San Jose's Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services and San Jose Public Library are teaming up to present a FREE one-day outdoor festival for everyone to enjoy - SJFestivALL! 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015 Discovery Meadow (located behind the Children's Discovery Museum) Learn about the amazing summer programs being offered at San Jose community centers and libraries. Enjoy cultural performances, live entertainment, face painting, jumpers for the kids, community resources, prize giveaways, food trucks, art and crafts, plus, so much more. Cultural Performances Bay Area Hula Dancers Grupo Folklorico Yolotli Guerrerense Children's Mariachi Tradicional...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...