Cambrian Branch Library

1780 Hillsdale Ave San José, CA 95124




Mon: 1pm-7pm, Tue-Thu: 10am-7pm, Fri: 12pm-6pm, Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: Closed


Upcoming Events

Reading to Children with Betty

Reading to Children with Betty 8/21 4pm

Our volunteer Betty reads to children in the storytime area. Children enjoy one-on-one interaction with our reader, and they can choose the stories they wish...

Pokemon Fun Club

Pokemon Fun Club 8/21 5:30pm

Our club aims to educate its members on how to play the game of Pokemon, which cards/methods of buying cards are a waste of money, how to trade cards...

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play

Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play 8/22 11am

Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to...


LEGO® Fun 8/22 4pm

Please join us at 4:00 pm for our LEGO® Fun meeting. We will have lots of LEGO® blocks for the big kids, and DUPLO® blocks and Mega Blocks for the little...

ESL Conversation Club

ESL Conversation Club 8/23 5:15pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Clubs create a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English...

Recent Events

Knitting Club 8/19/2017

eBook Help 8/17/2017

teensReach Meeting 8/17/2017

Recent Activity

Beth Shaw

Beth Shaw left a review 7/10/2017

My 3 year old granddaughter and I attended our first storytime this past week. She was tentative at first because there were so many new faces, but she

enjoyed the program, especially the music. She loves to sing. She also loved the stay and play at the end. The downside was that it was supposed to be a 3-5 year old program, and I would say at least half of the 25 or so children appeared to be less than 2 years old. Some were screaming and crying. My granddaughter said to me, "This is a sad place". But once the program started, she liked it.

Michele China

Michele China left a positive review 6/15/2017

Grandkids ages almost 3 & 5 loved it! Very excited to give their creations to Dad! Plenty materials to be creative and helpful interaction from staff member running the event.

Ramona Romandia

Ramona Romandia left a review 5/17/2017

Got there a tad late; piece being played was beautiful. Next pieces were rather slow and downers, but last piece was more upbeat. My 3 kids were sitting quietly but cant say same for some others. Good crowd. Kids liked little brownie bites.

Michele China

Michele China left a positive review 5/10/2017

Our 2.5 and 4.5 LOVED this! The student volunteers did a good job explaining and making sure the kids had enough decorating supplies. We finished embellishing at home and made hand print inspired cards too! Big hit with with Mom and Family. Most important each kid had a unique hand print tree!

Michele China

Michele China left a positive review 4/26/2017

Our 2.5 and 4.5 kids loved it! Especially with the success of wild grass hair growth! Still enjoying their gnomes

Michelle Knowles

Michelle Knowles left a positive review 4/12/2017

I took my two granddaughters, and they loved it - so much fun! Thank you!


Chekameh left a positive review 2/5/2016

Soooo fun


Chekameh left a positive review 11/3/2015

Very good program


Chekameh left a positive review 3/8/2016

Wonderful program

Heather Young

Heather Young left a review 12/2/2016

I do like this storytime because the songs are really energetic and interactive, the librarians are enthusiastic, and the children always seem to have a great time! My only criticism is that when the books are being read, no one can really hear the words. Either the librarians need to project their voices much better, or they could use a microphone to help everyone to hear. This would bring my rating from 'meh' to 'it was great!'.

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