SJPL Partners in Reading

SJPL Partners in Reading
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SJPL Partners in Reading News

Friday, December 8, 2023: A Day In The Park at William Street Park (Please sign up by December 6)

Wednesday, December 13, 2023: Holiday Potluck (Please sign up and let us know if you plan to bring food to share by December 8)

Check your e-mail for more detail! To sign up to attend any (or all) of these events, please contact the PAR office before the dates indicated above!


PAR Community Newsletter - November 2023



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 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 the following available for checkout ONLY to PAR customers:

  • Chromebook laptops
  • Hotspots
  • California State Park Passes

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 all SJPL branch locations, including Partners in Reading office and King Library.

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 in advance. Visit: to reserve a study room.

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


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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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