Summer Learning runs from Saturday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 31. Sign up today!

Summer Learning

June 1 - July 31, 2024

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. Participate by logging books or time spent reading.

Join the San José Public Library Foundation’s Summer Learning fundraiser for a chance to win cool prizes including gift cards and tickets to fun local attractions!

SJPL's Summer Learning Welcomes Women's Soccer to San Jose

Adults (18+) Who Log Eight (8) Hours/Books of Reading Can Win Tickets to See Bay FC!

Bay FC is the new professional soccer franchise representing San Jose and the Bay Area in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

  1. Open to adults age 18+ years. Simply register for SJPL's Summer Learning program and log your required reading by July 31 for a chance to win!
  2. Winners will be awarded tickets to see the Bay FC vs Orlando Pride women's soccer match on Friday, September 20th, 7:30 p.m. at PayPal Park.
  3. Winners will be selected in early August via random drawing and will be notified via phone or email. Winners can claim their tickets at their selected SJPL branch location.
  4. No parking passes, transit tickets or food coupons are included in this offer.

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Register and track your reading for a chance to WIN prizes.

Giveaway Prizes

Free giveaways for all participants while supplies last.

All participants 0–18 years old will receive one (1) free book of their choice when they register for Summer Learning AND when they complete their 8-book or 8-hour reading goal.

Bonus Participation Activity Prize for Youth Ages 0-18:
Earn a fun, plush emoji keychain! Chart your reading progress on on cool, creative map. Available June – July 31, at any SJPL branch! Contact your nearest SJPL location for more details.

Adult Sign Up Prize:

San José Public Library Tote Bag

Adult Completion Prize: 

Galaxy-themed stress ball

Grand Prizes

Complete the Summer Learning program to earn a chance to win a grand prize.

Pre-Reader Grand Prize:

Fisher Price 4-in-1 Interactive Toy Robot

Reader Grand Prize:

Interactive musical dance mat and youth backpack with school supplies kit

Pre-Teen Grand Prize:

Remote Control Mini-Drone

Teen Grand Prize:

 Noise-canceling wireless earbuds

Adult Grand Prize:

WiFi & Bluetooth Mini-Projector w/ stand (Compatible with iOS/Android/Laptop/TV Stick/HDMI/PS5 devices)

Programs & Volunteering

Don't miss out on these opportunities this summer.

Programs & Volunteering

Summer Events

Learn and play with us all summer long!

Summer Learning Kickoff

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The San José Public Library invites readers of all ages to expand their knowledge over the summer by reading and learning. Participate by logging books or time spent reading today.

    Register on Beanstack 

    Video on how to register on Beanstack 

    Get the Beanstack App

    Get Beanstack App in Apple Store, opens an external site

    Get Beanstack App in Play Store, opens an external site

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  • Go to the Beanstack Login screen and select either the 'Forgot Your Username?' or 'Forgot Your Password?' link. You will need to have registered with an email address to recover your username or password. Otherwise, please contact library staff for assistance.

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  • Yes! If you do not live in San Jose, you can participate in Summer Learning and receive free giveaway prizes. However, only San Jose residents are eligible to win grand prizes.

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  • Starting June 1, 2024, all youth ages 0-18 can pick up one free book prize, plus their choice of one free giveaway prize at any SJPL location. Adults (18+) can pick one free giveaway prize as well.

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  • Every participant will receive one grand prize drawing entry for every 8 hours or 8 books that they read (up to 64 hours/books). The more you read, the entries you earn. If you are a grand prize winner, you’ll be contacted by SJPL staff at the conclusion of the Summer Learning program.

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  • Yes, you can. You can find a video on how to sign up as a group on our Youtube Channel. 

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Fun in the Sun at SJPL

Check out these Summer Learning blogs.

Summer Learning Blogs

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.

Access our digital media toolkit to help spread the word about Summer Learning with your friends, family, colleagues, and community! The toolkit includes copy and graphics for social media, and flyers in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.

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