Pre-Teens & Teens


Programs, events, volunteer opportunities, and information about reading and learning for middle and high school students.

TeenHQ: Teen Center

This teen dream hub provides the best environment for innovation to flourish. At TeenHQ, you can be you!

Events for Teens

Fun and educational events and community service activities for pre-teens (ages 10-12) and teens (ages 12-18).

Youth Commission

The Youth Commission is the advisory group to the Mayor and City Council, which empowers and encourages youth to be civically engaged through local and city-wide events and initiatives.

Homework Help - Online Resources

Online resources to help with homework assignments for children and teens.

Teen Reads

Book and media recommendations for teens.

SJ Aspires

Providing San Jose’s students with the skills and knowledge needed to achieve their academic or career goals.

Silicon Valley's College Promise Programs

All community colleges in Silicon Valley help students pay for college through College Promise programs. We can help you find the program that offers you the most financial support.

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

We have many ways for you to volunteer at San Jose Public Library! Have questions? Contact Volunteer Services at 1-408-808-2181 or

Teens Reach: Community Service

Youth council for the San José Public Library, providing a key way for young adults to build their leadership skills and become library advisors and advocates.

SJ Engage: Teens Take Action

Local youth ages 13-24: Empower. Act. Make a Difference.

Teen Writer for Short Éditions

Build our collection of short stories written by teen writers.

Teen Book Reviewer

Gain volunteer service hours by writing book reviews.

Latest Blogs

YA Friday: For Fans of Yellowjackets

Teen girls try to survive isolation, evil spirits, fake friends, and the 90s in these YA novels for fans of Yellowjackets.

Megan Maloy
06/02/2023 - 8:00 AM

Congratulations Poetry Contest Winners

Check out the 2023 Spring into Poetry Contest winning poems.

06/01/2023 - 10:00 AM

Resources for You in Your Senior Year of High School

If you are college bound, senior year can be a confusing and scary year. Here is a brief guide!

Ila Langner
05/30/2023 - 10:00 AM