Resources for Parents & Caregivers

A parent helps her child paint the red part of what will be a Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Discover FREE resources and information to help you prepare your children for school, support their unique learning abilities, keep them safe online, and boost your child's academic success and achievement.

Your Child's Use of the Library

Please share with your child the importance and the responsibility of being a library card member. We do not restrict any item in the collection or limit access to the internet. Parents or legal guardians must assume responsibility for deciding what library resources (books, internet, and media) are appropriate for their own children. It is the responsibility of the parents and legal guardians to guide their own children’s usage of library resources in accordance with individual family beliefs.

Ages & Stages

Each child has a unique set of needs, depending upon their age, learning style and personality. The first 5 years are especially crucial for physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development.

Inclusive Services & Resources

Support for families and all children, including those with disabilities and English learners, in a safe and welcoming environment that fosters a sense of belonging and increased peer interactions.

Family Learning Centers

Family Learning Centers offer free learning opportunities for adults and families who are English language learners, immigrants, low-income, with different abilities, and active adults/seniors.


Our staff picks for children of different ages.

New Parenting Materials

Newest parenting titles added to English, Adult-level collections.

Student Help

Help for teachers and students. Education & Digital Literacy Strategy.

Discover & Go - Museum Tickets

Excellence in school begins at the library. Find out how we help San José students succeed.

Tech Interactive Discount

Discover & Go offers free or reduced price tickets to local museums for Bay Area library cardholders.

Latest Blogs

Picture Book Authors Who Explore Social Emotional Issues

These prolific authors are known for their work on social emotional issues in children.

Ila Langner
12/01/2022 - 10:00 AM

Picture Books About Leaves

Autumn brings a colorful gift: the changing of the leaves. Here are some wonderful picture books that celebrate this change!

Ila Langner
11/01/2022 - 10:00 AM

Wee Play at the Library

Find a Wee Play Learning Station at your nearest library branch.

Nari Ferderer
10/07/2022 - 9:00 AM