Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Help 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.

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Services and Resources

Wee Grow

Free developmental screenings for your child, practical information about developmental milestones, and community resources.

Inclusive Services & Resources

Support for families and all children, including those with disabilities and English learners, in a safe and welcoming environment.

Family Learning Centers

Services for adults and families who are learning English, immigrants, low-income, with different abilities, and active adults/seniors.

Services and Resources

Children's Booklists

Our staff picks for children of different ages.

Student Help

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

Access to free or reduced price tickets to California museums and attraction. Check out the list of venues and reserve your passes today!

New Parenting Titles

New Parenting Titles

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.

Santa Clara County Childcare Resources & Services

Santa Clara County Childcare Resources & Services

Childcare Resource and Referral Center

The Santa Clara County Office of Education offers a great starting point for finding the right childcare facility for your child.

Local Early Education Planning Council

The LPC of Santa Clara County offers resources, training, and more services for parents and local childcare providers.

Steps to Success

Santa Clara County Office of Education videos sharing information about early childhood education and early learning programs.

Latest Blogs

Latest Blogs

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Celebrating Father's Day

Connect with your dad this Father's Day—engage in a fun activity, go out to eat, attend a library program or have an outing.

Celebrate Month of the Young Child with SJPL!

Join us for free, family-friendly activities, music, and storytimes for young children and their caregivers!

A Typical Parent-Child Therapy Day

I share a typical day of parent-child therapy for a two-year-old on the autism spectrum.
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