Kids and Teens
The San Diego Public Library offers a wide array of services to children, teens and young adults.
- Please call your local community Library, or the Central Library's Sandford Children's Library
- Many of the City's libraries have special staff for these services, called Youth Services Librarians. When you contact one of the City's libraries, ask for them for special assistance.
- The Central Library downtown has a teen center, called the Pauline Foster Teen Center, located on the second floor. This beach-themed safe learning envoronment for teens only includes:
- 14 computers and two study rooms specially set aside for teens
- Fun and engaging furniture and relaxed environment to encourage teens to hang out and collaborate
- iPads, iPad Minis, Chromebooks, and eReaders availabe for us in the Library
- Media gaming room and onsite snack bar
Admit One College Prep Academy Offered just in time for students who want extra help before the deadline or any high school students who want a jump start, our mini-session will be hosted at the Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library. No applications are required for the mini-session, but as spaces are limited, please call 619-238-6684 or email SDLBAcademy@sandiego.gov to sign up.
- Admit One Academy Flyer (PDF)
A new, 21st century high school located on the Central Library's 6th and 7th floors, e3 Civic High is set to open its doors on September 3, 2013. Visit www.e3civichigh.com for detailed information.
17thAnnual Student Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest - Write the winning essay! Receive recognition. Win fabulous prizes.
Read the 16th Annual Student Writing for Literacy winning essays below:
Check Out New Circulating Membership - Family passes for the New Children's Museum, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and the San Diego Museum of Art.
On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 the KUSI morning show featured Youth Service Librarian Bill Sannwald and Library Aide Jay Rosso discussing their new class for teens, Introduction to "Turntablism" that teaches teens how to use turntables as musical instruments.
See the KUSI video clip. (4:00 minutes)