Wee PlaySpace at Alum Rock Branch
The Wee PlaySpace at Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library is the second installation of a Wee PlaySpace. It is a destination for children (ages 0-5) and their grown-ups to ignite their imagination and learn through open-ended play and exploration.
This space is free, and no reservations are required.
Open During Alum Rock Hours
Monday: 1 PM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Three Custom Structures
The Wee Explore PlaySpace features a variety of educational elements, designed to be an interactive world of learning and fun! This engaging area features custom structures and panels that enhance early literacy skills, curiosity, and imagination. Each structure is adorned with vibrant finishes and resins filled with hidden treasures. Let's explore the three unique structures:
- Wall Clouds: Interactive panels that foster literacy skills, curiosity, and cognitive development through play and engagement.
- Low Rider: A custom-designed structure with elements designed to reflect the diversity of East Side San José. Enjoy a full lowrider car and changeable sheet magnets for limitless pretend play.
- Cloud Kiosk: Embark on an exploration adventure with delightful discoveries embedded throughout the structure.
About This Project
This project is made possible, in part, by the generosity of Sunlight Giving to the San José Public Library Foundation (SJPLF).
San José Public Library (SJPL) is proud to have been awarded a Sunlight Giving Grant for 2022/23. This grant has helped the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library create a vibrant, exciting, and interactive space for children.
Sunlight Giving has been a wonderful partner in developing this early education space—a space that seamlessly integrates key aspects of East Side San José life and culture. As a tribute to the Low Rider Association and the East Side community, the design elements of the custom structures incorporates representations of classic cars, tools, a garage, and shops, along with depictions of clouds and nature.