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: January 2023 Monthly Wrap-Up

Take a look at some of our favorite young adult books released this month.

Megan Maloy
01/20/2023 - 8:00 AM

YA Friday: Spy Hijinks

With nail-biting action and often glamorous settings, the books on this list all follow teens involved in espionage, assassinations' and overall high-level intrigue.

Megan Maloy
01/13/2023 - 8:00 AM

YA Friday: Jane Austen Retellings

Pretend you’re Lizzie Bennet walking through the English countryside, and enjoy these young adult Jane Austen retellings!

Megan Maloy
01/06/2023 - 8:00 AM