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.

Wee Grow

Receive free developmental screenings for your child, access practical information about developmental milestones, and get connected to community resources.

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

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - A New Look

An updated version of a popular reading program

Nari Ferderer
03/31/2023 - 9:00 AM

Volunteer Spotlight: Reading to Children at Cambrian Library

Volunteers read to children at Cambrian Library!

Ila Langner
03/25/2023 - 10:00 PM

Picture Books About Kindness

Children will learn how to share kindness with others!

Ila Langner
02/28/2023 - 10:00 AM