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Keep educational programs going year round

Community support is critical to high-quality educational programs for all students in San Jose

33 years supporting San José Public Libraries

Since 1987, the Foundation has raised more than $23 million to provide funding for important library programs

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Preparing teens to succeed

Transitioning to adulthood is hard – your gift helps teens navigate this time in a safe and healthy way

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Expanding digital inclusion

Ensuring everyone has access to a home computer, the Internet, and the skills to participate

We started with a legacy that continues today

The Foundation was formed from a bequest. Your legacy gift can help ensure that the Library remains a strong, responsive, asset for your community

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Stories for all ages

Yes, literacy is still vital even though the Library has so much more than books

About the Foundation

At the heart of our community, our Library provides a place where everyone can learn, create, study, and explore. The San José Public Library Foundation was established in 1987 by a group of community volunteers who understood that a great Library system needed more than public funding.