Libraries Need Your Voice

As City Council prepares to vote on the Budget this June, now is the time to tell them how much the library means to you and encourage them to fully fund our libraries!  

You can make your voice heard by: 

  • Submitting public comment in advance of City Council’s Budget hearing: Email by 10 a.m. on May 16. Please put “Agenda Item 3.3” in the subject line of your email   
  • Attending and speaking at the City Council Budget Hearing on May 16 at 1:30 p.m. either in-person, via Zoom or by phone 
  • Contacting your representative through email, phone, letter, or even social media.  


Check out our website for talking points and contact information to get started.  


Thank you for lending your voice to our libraries. 

Helpful Talking Points + Tips

Library Giving Day and National Library Week Wrap Up 

Thank you to everyone who made Library Giving Day and National Library Week so special this year. Our staff and board members had a blast delivering surprise gift boxes to all 25 San José Public Library branches yesterday. We are so grateful for all the fantastic work librarians do every day. Check out our video to see the fun! 

Watch the Video

We are so thankful for everyone who made a donation in honor of Library Giving Day last month. Did you know you might be able to DOUBLE your donation? All you need to do is visit to easily check if your employer will match your donation! 

Learn More About Employer Matching

Learn More Series

Don’t miss out on the next event in our Learn More Series! You’ll get to hear from library leaders, Resilience Corps Associates, and special guest award-winning author Dorcas Cheng-Tozun while celebrating AAPI Heritage month.

Get your FREE tickets before they’re gone!  



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