Summer Learning: Reading Recommendations

Summer is here and so is Summer Learning! Summer Learning is an all ages annual program that aims to slow the "Summer Slide" (this is the cumulative loss of knowledge a student experiences between the end of one school year, and the beginning of the next) and help everyone's minds stay curious and sharp. It's easier than ever to sign up, log your reading, and win prizes. Sign up online using Beanstack, and if you participated in Summer Learning in 2022 or 2023 you can simply log in using the same account as years prior.

But beyond signing up, how do you get started with Summer Learning? Perhaps you have a 'To Read' list a mile long or you're not sure what to pick up next. We understand it can be hard to decide what to read next. So the staff at San Jose Public Library have been hard at work curating booklists to help inspire your reading this summer. Each week we will release a blog post and a themed booklist with some recommendations and ideas for all to participate and what to read next. You can get a sneak peek at all of our summer booklists or access booklists year round at the Staff Picks page.

Prefer to read through your Kindle or phone? We have you covered!

In a hurry? Our always available streaming audiobooks and ebooks on Overdrive are ready for you with no holds or wait time. You can even check out what Hoopla Digital has to offer, where you can also find graphic novels, movies, and music.

However you prefer to read, San Jose Public Library has you covered this summer!


(Information Updated: April 2024)