bridge librarY Program
FIRST 5 partners with the San Jose Public Library to operate Bridge Library locations throughout San Jose – allowing your family to access books and library services right in your community.
What is a Bridge Library?
A Bridge Library provides books, library staff assistance, and library resources to families visiting a FIRST 5 Family Resource Center. San José Public Library librarians host story times and families can access hundreds of children’s books to use onsite or take home.
Books are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and many other languages.
How Does a Bridge Library Work?
Families visiting a FIRST 5 Family Resource Center are encouraged to browse the book collection. Once your family has chosen the books you like, you can simply take them home. There is no formal check-out process.
A library card is not required to check-out books from the Bridge Library. There is no formal due date to return the books and no late fees.
Your family may check out as many books as you would like!
Where can I find a bridge library?
You can find bridge libraries at the following locations :
African American Community Services Agency Bridge Library
304 N. 6th Street, San José, CA 95112
Captain Jason Dahl Bridge Library
3200 Water Street, Building P-5, San José, CA 95111
Cesar Chavez Bridge Library
2000 Kammerer Avenue, Room 20, San José, CA 95116
Cureton Bridge Library
3720 E. Hills Drive, Room 1 & 2, San José, CA 95127
Educare Bridge Library
1399 Santee Dr, San José, CA 95122
Evergreen Bridge Library
2025 Clarice Drive, Room B6, San José, CA 95121
George Shirakawa Bridge Library
645 Wool Creek Drive P1 & P2, San José, CA 95112
Hubbard Bridge Library
1680 Foley Avenue, San José, CA 95122
ICAN Bridge Library
2072 Lucretia Avenue, San José, CA 95112
Roots Community Health Center Bridge Library
1898 The Alameda, San José, CA 95126
Sherman Oaks Bridge Library
1800 Fruitdale Avenue, San José, CA 95128