Library Branches Campaign
Funding Libraries for New Generations
San José is experiencing an incredible renaissance of its libraries. We are building libraries that welcome all comers, inspire learning and create an environment of community involvement. They will spark exploration and innovation for generations to come.
2013 has been a blockbuster year for the San José Public Library! With the opening of four new branch libraries, Seven Trees, Bascom, Educational Park and Calabazas, San José has opened 19 new or refurbished branch libraries since 2004. And work is underway on the new Southeast Branch Library, the last branch to be built with the Bond Project funds.
The library bond measure passed in 2000 designated $212 million for the expansion of fourteen branch libraries, as well as the addition of six new branch libraries in neighborhoods that had not previously had their own branch. However, the bond earmarked money for construction only, and not for items that turn a library into a vibrant learning center.
Branching Out Campaign: From Dream to Reality
The Branching Out Campaign raises funds to help equip our branch libraries. The campaign gives individuals, companies, foundations and organizations in our community an easy way to help provide the necessary ingredients that bring our libraries to life. With your help, we can provide:
- Support to enrich the collection – including books, DVD’s CDs, and audio books
- State-of-the-art technology for equitable public access
- High quality, long-lasting furnishings and fixtures
The Branching Out Campaign gives everyone the opportunity to be part of this exciting transformation in San José’s libraries. Your contribution will help bring expanded collections, and advanced technology to your branch library. Make your donation today.