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Due to our temporary closures, we are currently not accepting book donations at any location.

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 provide free programs and services to families and individuals to improve literacy and life skills.

Booklists

Our staff picks for children of different ages.

New Parenting Materials

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

Education

Help for teachers and students; Education & Digital Literacy Strategy

Student Help

Excellence in school begins at the library. Get an overview of all our resources for students.

Discover & Go - Museum Tickets

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

Tech Interactive Discount

Show your library card at The Tech box office for $3 off the Adult or $2 off the Children & Seniors combo prices. Excludes After Hours, Feature Films, special exhibits. Not valid with other offers.

Latest Blogs

In the Library, Everything Starts with Picture Books!

Learn the history of the picture book and how librarians use them. Celebrate Picture Book Month!

Ila Langner
08/01/2020 - 10:00 AM

Race. Inequity. Protests. You.

In light of racial discrimination and abuse of force around the country, it is necessary for us to engage in deeper reflection and education to make real lasting change.

Michelle Clark
07/21/2020 - 4:00 PM

The Social Media Platform that Derailed a Presidential Rally: Tiktok

Tiktok is a three-year-old short form video social media site. Though new, Tiktok is widely used by Generation Z teens.

Ila Langner
07/15/2020 - 10:00 PM