SAN JOSE, CA - On Monday, February 4, San Jose Sharks fans rushed to the San José Public Library (SJPL) to claim the first-ever, limited edition, Sharks library card. Within the first 72 hours, a total of 1,458 new cards were issued to the local community.
The card is a part of a partnership between the Sharks and the San José Public Library in an effort to boost awareness and accessibility of library programs throughout the San Jose area. It is free to the public just by becoming a member of the SJPL at any of their 24-locations, or by replacing a current card with the new design.
"The San Jose Sharks are thrilled to partner with the San José Public Library on the Stealth Sharks library card," said Sharks President John Tortora. "It's our hope that all Sharks fans - young and old - will take advantage of the opportunity to show that they are a proud member of Sharks Territory and to share the gift of reading with their family members and friends."
Beyond the Sharks Stealth-inspired themed cards, SJPL will also give fans an opportunity to win autographed hockey pucks, and the Sharks plan to host a variety of events at different SJPL branches such as storytimes and visits with Sharkie.
Hockey fans of all ages and backgrounds will now have an opportunity to show off their new stylish library cards, while also taking advantage of the many valuable programs, services and resources that the San José Public Library has to offer.
For more information and to become a member of the San José Public Library, click here.