Summer Learning: June 1 - July 31, 2019

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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 attending our FREE educational events offered at all of our 25 locations.

Registration for Summer Learning opens June 1. Sign up online or visit your local library.

Get the App!

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

Download on the App Store for iOS devicesGet it on Google play (Android App)

Make the Most of Your Summer

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Free Lunch for Kids & Teens

From June 10 – August 9, children and teens (ages 2–18) are invited for free healthy meals and fun activities at our Summer Food program. Visit a participating branch location:


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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!

First time creating a comic? No problem! We’re offering programs to help you learn how to create your own graphic novel.

Important Dates

  • Entry Deadline: Tuesday, July 31

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Summertime, and Volunteerin' is Easy

Spend your summer with us! With just 1-3 hours per week, teen and adult volunteers can make a positive impact in our community.

Our Summer Learning Ambassadors play a pivotal role in encouraging youth and families to continue education during the summer months and our Free Summer Food Program Assistants help distribute nutritious meals to children and teens, at select branch libraries.

Sign up to volunteer at your local SJPL location, today!


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.

Upcoming Events Email Alerts for Events

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Reading To Children With Cindy

  Jul 16 2019 - 12:00pm
  Pearl Avenue Branch Library
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Read Write Discover

  Jul 16 2019 - 2:00pm
  Educational Park Branch Library
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Cascada de Flores

  Jul 16 2019 - 2:30pm
  Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library
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Teen Art Surprise Challenge

  Jul 16 2019 - 4:00pm
  Evergreen Branch Library
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Cascada de Flores

  Jul 16 2019 - 5:00pm
  East San José Carnegie Branch Library
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Spencer Grey Magic

  Jul 17 2019 - 3:00pm
  Vineland Branch Library
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DIY Comics Sketch Book

  Jul 17 2019 - 4:00pm
  Calabazas Branch Library
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Mike’s Summer Learning Magic Show

  Jul 17 2019 - 4:00pm
  West Valley Branch Library
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Reading To Children With Cindy

  Jul 18 2019 - 11:00am
  Pearl Avenue Branch Library
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Read Write Discover

  Jul 18 2019 - 2:00pm
  Educational Park Branch Library
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Magical Moonshine Theatre: Gunnywolf

  Jul 18 2019 - 3:00pm
  Almaden Branch Library
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Summer Math Tutoring For Students

  Jul 18 2019 - 3:00pm
  East San José Carnegie Branch Library

Share Your Summer with Us!

Reading Recommendations (for all ages)