And the New Almaden Branch Manager is...
I’m Rosemary Van Lare, the Acting Branch Manager for the Almaden and Vineland Branches of San José Public Library. I learned to love libraries at a young age, spending many happy hours at the public library in my hometown of Petaluma, California.
Youth Services is one of my library passions and you can find me leading Toddler Storytime at the Almaden Library most Thursday mornings.
I have been a South Bay resident for more than thirty years and part of the Almaden community for the past eighteen years. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work in and serve my neighborhood communities.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know! My email is Rosemary.VanLare@sjlibrary.org, or you can call the Almaden or Vineland branches to get in touch with me.
2017 Almaden Branch Library Volunteer of the Year...
Almaden Branch Library -
Jane comes in weekly and helps us by making sure our displays around the library are filled and look inviting, she shelf reads so people can actually find the book they're looking for, and she helps us in the back with paperwork and organization. It is so helpful to have someone who we know cares a great deal coming in consistently to help any way she can! Jane helps take some of the pressure off library staff so we can think up even more fun and creative things for the Almaden community.
Get to know Jane Clear
Silicon Valley Reads: 2018
Author Mark Lukach Visits Almaden
Author Mark Lukach is the author of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, a Silicon Valley Reads 2018 selected title. My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is a heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love.
Mr. Lukach will visit the Almaden Library to talk about his book and his work.
Saturday, February 17 at 1:00pm
Almaden Branch Library
6445 Camden Ave. San José, CA 95120
Silicon Valley Reads 2017
You supply the creativity. We supply the LEGO®s (5+ years old) and Duplos (up to 4 years old). Join us for a fun time playing with our huge supply of LEGO®s at the Almaden Library
Because as you may have heard, you can never have too many Legos!
How Are We Using the Funds Raised...
San Jose Public Library Summer Reading Donation - $1000
The Friends of the Almaden Library’s generous donation helped make it possible for all branches of the San Jose Public Library to enjoy high quality educational programming and Summer Reading Challenge prizes.
The Friends of the Almaden Library have given a total of $10,000 to the Almaden Library Gift Trust Fund in 2016-2017.
Rosemary Van Lare, Acting Branch Manager for the Almaden and Vineland Branches, presented the following plan for the expenditure of these monies at our General Meeting, November 13, 2017.
Friends of the Almaden Library Funded Programs