Fourth of July

🎆 Staff Insights

Enjoy these festive reads and curated lists created by SJPL staff.

This Blog will Make You Hungry!

Get the grill fired up for some yummy selections from our cookbook section.

Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrate the birthday of the United States with fireworks, library events and books!

SJPL Picks: Red White & Blue!

Read these books about parades, fireworks, picnics and apple pie while honoring America as it celebrates the Fourth of July!

Fireworks and Fun

Check out these Fourth of July themed books for kids and adults.

Physical and digital titles

Fireworks and Safety

The City of San José has information on firework safety and free local shows.

Fireworks Safety

All types of fireworks—even those labeled "safe and sane"—are illegal in San José. Find how to report illegal fireworks and safety tips.

Have Fun or Get Stuff Done

Whether you spend your holiday learning a new hobby or tackling a home improvement project, we’ve got you covered.


EBSCO Reference Center: Home Improvement

DIY this Fourth of July! Learn about remodeling, home maintenance, painting, electrical work, plumbing and other home improvement topics.

EBSCO Reference Center: Hobbies & Crafts

This Fourth of July, pick up a new hobby such as photography, backyard astronomy, or hiking. Get started today!

Gather & Celebrate

Enjoy these family friendly July events and programs.


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Summer Learning: June 1 - July 31, 2024

Read to learn and win prizes! San José Public Library invites readers of all ages to expand their knowledge over the summer.

Summer Learning Labs: STEAM & Coding

Attend coding and STEAM Learning Labs this summer at the Library. Available to kids ages 7–13.
Row of newborn plants in soil.

Out in the Garden, part of a series

Come join us to learn about general gardening with Pamela Venzie, a gardening specialist from Emma Prusch Farm.
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