On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the fifth San Jose Bridge Library opened at The Health Trust Family Resource Center as a collaboration between The Health Trust, Catholic Charities Santa Clara County, First 5 Santa Clara County, and San Jose Public Library.
The ribbon-cutting celebration was attended by family resource center clients and children, as well as representatives from program partners. Michele Lew, CEO of The Health Trust, and Jacqueline Copeland-Carson, COO of Catholic Charities Santa Clara County, opened the ceremony as guest speakers.
As of Wednesday, three Health Trust Family Resource Centers now have Bridge Libraries open to all client families. Bridge Libraries were initially launched as a partnership between First 5 Santa Clara County and San Jose Public Library in 2015 to provide access to library resources in the underserved neighborhoods of San Jose.