Hi Friend,

Happy 2022! This year marks the Library Foundation's 35th anniversary of operations and we have a remarkable series of events to celebrate this milestone. We hope you will join us - in person or online - for the festivities. Stay tuned for a an exciting year ahead!


Dawn Coppin, PhD
Executive Director
Volunteers Needed for 35th Gala Event Committee
Do you love event planning? Do you enjoy getting to know others while working alongside them?

If this is you - we have a great opportunity to volunteer! Join our 35th Anniversary Gala event planning committee. Time commitment is one meeting per month + side tasks as needed. We are launching this committee via zoom @12pm on February 1st. If you are interested in joining this zoom to find out more email volunteer@sjplf.org today.
January 3 - February 12
In partnership with HP Inc. we are holding a Laptop Donation Drive to refresh and repurpose used laptops and tablets!

If you upgraded your device this holiday season, please consider donating your used/old Windows-equipped laptop at any of the 25 SJPL library branches! Your donation will provide local students and adults participating in Library programs with access to the technology needed to succeed! Plus, your donations are tax-deductible.

For more details, visit https://www.sjpl.org/laptopdrive
Honoring Beloved Librarian Scott Kimizuka
Scott Kimizuka was a beloved librarian at the San Jose Public Library for over 33 years. When he passed away, donations were collected in his memory for a plaque that is now hanging in the Berryessa branch library.

*Pictured right: Kimizuka plaque unveiling reception with Scott's friends and family
Boba Fundraiser - January 29th
Do you like boba? Milk tea? Then stop by 7 Leaves Café Saturday, January 29th from 8am-10pm to support our library fundraiser!

20% of all proceeds will go directly back to SJPL and help us kick off the Library Foundation’s 35th anniversary in a fun way. And all you have to do is present this flyer physically OR electronically:
CLICK HERE for Berryessa Road location
CLICK HERE for Saratoga Road location

Happy boba drinking!
Join us February 3rd for Virtual
Career Online High School Graduation
You are invited...
to join us on Thursday, February 3rd @6:00pm for a virtual Career Online High School graduation. Help us cheer on the class of 2022 and hear inspiring stories from our graduates. Please email jodie.pulliam@sjplf.org for zoom link to join.

*Pictured right: August 2021 graduation class
Welcome New Staff
Kendra O’Donoghue joined the foundation team leading External Affairs. She will be overseeing all institutional fundraising and comes to us with a wealth of experience in program management, development, and fundraising. Kendra was born and raised in San Jose and dearly loves this city. Her mother is an elementary school librarian who nurtured Kendra’s love of libraries and all things educational. To welcome Kendra you can send her a note at kendra.odonoghue@sjplf.org.
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