About Children’s Services

Youth-serving librarians share passion and expertise in children's literature, programs and other library resources to encourage a lifelong joy of learning and reading.

Join Us

It’s never been easier to get a library card! A library card opens up an exciting collection of specially selected materials for children from birth through age 13. Cardholders can borrow a vast range of library materials, including board books, picture stories, beginning readers, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and more. Use your library card to access the library’s digital collection of children’s eBooks, eAudiobooks, research databases for homework, and movie and music streaming platforms -- all available 24/7. EverySFUSD student already has a library card,  Scholar Card. Students who have not yet activated their Scholar Card can email info@sfpl.org or call (415) 552-4400 to activate their card today!

Ask Us

Librarians can offer reading recommendations, reference and research assistance, guided tours and specialized programs for groups and classes, as well as presentations about children's literature, programs and library services. 

Join In

Our libraries provide more than books. SFPL youth-serving librarians present a variety of events, including early literacy storytime, STEM and craft programs, author visits, special performances by puppeteers and storytellers and other fun events.  Until we can gather in person, check out our current calendar of events for exciting virtual programs that you can experience from home.