SJPL Partners in Reading

SJPL Partners in Reading
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  Check out this incredible resource: Using Adult New Reader Picture Books For Rich Lessons!
– By Ellen Loebl, PAR Staff

    SJPL Partners in Reading News

Friday, March 31, 2023 -- Partners in Reading and all San Jose Public Library locations will be CLOSED for Cesar Chavaz Day holiday. 

PAR Community Newsletter - March 2023



March 28, 2023 - Tech Workshop: Be a Zoom Host. 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.

April 6, 2023 - Financial Workshop: Credit Card. 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.

All of these workshop above will be at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

Please see the flyers received in your e-mail for more information. 

To Sign Up: Please call the PAR office 408-808-2361, or e-mail:


PAR is recruiting new volunteer tutors!

Please go to This link for dates and information on upcoming Volunteer Tutor Orientation and Tutor Trainings.

Need flyers? We can print the flyers for you - just let us know how many and you can pick them up at the PAR office or we can mail them to you.



PAR has a small number of Chromebooks & hotspots available for checkout only to PAR customers.

Please contact the PAR office at 408-808-2361 to request one for checkout.


For everyone's safety, please remember the following:

  • The City of San José strongly recommends all people (ages 2+) wear a mask at City facilities, including all SJPL branch locations.*

Other important information:

  • For the list of current hours for each San José Public Library location, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, please check out the Locations & Hours page:
  • The PAR computer lab and two of the study rooms are open and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (One study room in PAR is currently being used as a staff office.)
  • Other study rooms at the King Library and at SJPL Library branches can be reserved. Visit: to reserve a study room.

We thank you for your cooperation, and we are excited to welcome you back! 


Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


PAR OFFICE NUMBER: (408) 808-2361


PAR Weekly Classes on Zoom

General PAR Newsletter - Fall 2022


PAR Wordwall Games


REMINDER: Don't forget to log your monthly tutoring hours on America Learns. Thank you for all you do!

Don't know your username or password? Please ask Paul or Cassandra at the PAR office for help!


Did you know that many companies recognize their employees’ community involvement by contributing to the organizations where they volunteer?

A new resource allows volunteers to find out if their company participates in such a program (details can be found below the Mission Statement).


"We must become the change we want to see in the world." - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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