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 Children's Room at 619-236-5838, to find out what kinds of reading programs, story times, special events, homework assistance, and other special services are being offered.
- 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 Teen Space, located on the second floor. Call (619) 238-6675 for more information.
- Each of our libraries has a large collection of picture books, easy readers, fiction and non-fiction, books on CD, music CDs, and DVDs of particular interest to children, teens, and young adults.
Admit One College Prep Academy. High school students - Get a jump start on the college admissions process with this comprehensive nine-session workshop, including practice tests for the SAT and the ACT, SAT and ACT test prep sessions, and key topics from narrowing the college list to financial aid opportunities.
Registration for the April 8, 2013 - April 27, 2013 class is now closed. Check back for more information about future classes.
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.
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)
16th Annual Student Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest - The contest winners presented their winning essays on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Read the winning essays below:
Check Out New Circulating Membership - Family passes for the New Children's Museum and Reuben H. Fleet Science Center