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Due to our temporary closures, we are currently not accepting book donations at any location.

Pre-Teens & Teens

TeenHQ: Teen Center

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

SJ Engage

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

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.

Homework Help - Online Resources

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

Events for Teens

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

Teen Reads

Book and media recommendations for teens.

Life Skills Academy

A program designed for the high school student planning on leaving it all behind for college or the work force.

Middle School / High School Library Card

Teens can get a SJPL library card and borrow one item at a time without a parent or guardian signature.

SJ Aspires

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

Latest Blogs

YA Friday: The Book Was Better, Pt. V

Let's take a look at some of the upcoming and speculated YA books turning into movies in the second half of the year.

Megan Maloy
07/10/2020 - 9:00 AM

Summer Learning: Royal Reads

A mixed age group and Summer Learning list! If your curiosity is piqued by the life, culture, and politics of royals, these books are for you.

Marsha Malcolm
07/09/2020 - 10:00 AM

Pathfinder Jeff Brenion: Minecraft Library Program Pioneer

Librarian Jeff Brenion is utilizing the gaming platform Minecraft in innovative and engaging ways at the library.

Ila Langner
07/08/2020 - 10:00 PM