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.

We'd Love to Hear From You!

Please help us prepare for Summer Learning 2020 by taking this 10 question survey:
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Share Your Summer with Us!

Reading Recommendations (for all ages)