Summer Learning: June 1 - July 31, 2020

Summer Learning, San Jose Public Library - summer themed line art in background for coloring.

Read to learn and win prizes!

The San José Public Library invites readers of all ages to expand their knowledge over the summer by reading and learning.

Summer Learning begins June 1 – Sign up online.

Register and Log Reading

Beanstack icon. Text: Beanstack Tracker

Get the App!

Register for Summer Learning and track your reading for a chance to WIN prizes!

Download on the App Store for iOS devices

Get it on Google play (Android App)

Share Your Summer with Us!

Prizes and Grand Prizes

All participants under 18 years old can receive 2 free books at any Express Pickup location.

All participants who complete the Summer Learning program have a chance to win a grand prize. There are 25 grand prizes, one for each SJPL library location, per age group.

  • Pre-Reader - Magna Tiles with storage box, $20 giftcard to Hickelbees
  • Reader - Backpack with school supplies, $20 giftcard to Hickelbeess
  • Pre-Teen - Wireless Earphones (Beats), $20 giftcard to Hickelbees
  • Teen - Airpods (V1), $20 giftcard to Hickelbees
  • Adult - Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds, $20 giftcard to Hickelbees

Reading Recommendations

About Summer Learning

Summer Learning is the cornerstone of the Library's summer initiatives.

  • Our Mission Statement is Learning For All: SJPL is a learning institution. From our Storytimes, coding classes to our Homework Clubs and ESL classes, SJPL lives up to its mission statement to “enrich lives by fostering LIFELONG LEARNING and by ensuring that EVERY MEMBER of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information."
  • Reading is Learning: We believe that reading is learning, especially for youth. For younger children, reading fosters learning about the world around them, and prepares them for the challenges of entering school. For older children and teens, reading helps keep their minds active and engaged, reinforcing and facilitating learning.

Graphic Novel Making Contest

Enter our Graphic Novel Making Contest by creating a graphic novel, comic, or manga style illustrated short story for a chance to win a prize! Entry Deadline: July 31

eBooks/eMedia: Stream & Download

Read, listen, or watch online.

Free Lunch for Kids & Teens

From June 15 – August 7, children and teens (ages 2–18) are invited to pick up free healthy meals at 4 library locations.