About Children's Services

Here at San Francisco Public Library our children's librarians use children's literature and other library resources to encourage a life long joy of reading and the opportunity for personal development.

Join Us!

Get a library card! It opens up an exciting collection of books, magazines, and other materials specially selected for children through age 13. With your new library card you can borrow any of the following from one of our 28 locations: board books, picture stories, readers, fiction, non-fiction, folklore, audio cassettes, videocassettes, magazines, and guides to selecting books and other materials for children.

Ask Us!

Children's librarians know books and children. We offer: reading recommendations, reference and research assistance, guided tours and specialized programs for groups and classes, presentations about children's literature and library services, Children's Story Line for ages 3-5 in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Join In!

Our libraries provide more than books. The children's librarian in each library presents a variety of events: preschool storytime, infant-toddler lapsits, craft programs, puppet shows, film programs, special performer, storytelling, citywide book-related events, and the summer reading programs.