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South San Francisco's Library | Parks & Recreation Center is now open! You can help fund community programs, events, and library collections by donating today.

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."

 – Coretta Scott King

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Our New
Library, Parks and Recreation Center

South San Francisco's  new 75,000 square foot Library, Parks and Recreation Center is now open. The iconic building is home to the cherished programs of the Library and Parks & Recreation departments.

Amgen Discovery

The Amgen Discovery Center provides pathways to college and career success in the STEM economy,
featuring a makerspace, digital media studio, and science lab. A free resource for all ages, the space continually evolves to meet the needs of today’s learners.


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The Children’s Library is an interactive learning environment, featuring an Early Literacy Center, Homework Help & Study Rooms, and Teen Zone.




The Children's Library features a space designed for the very young, where story time will be held daily among the books, in a variety of languages. Interactive early literacy stations keep the little ones busy learning and playing for hours.


Children’s Classroom

The Children's Classroom is designed for preschool ages, helping to meet an ongoing community need for quality early literacy instruction and childcare.

Homework Center &

Study Rooms

With access to eight study and group collaboration rooms, students are finding the space they need to excel academically. Nestled among the books, the homework center features computers, laptops, and a variety of seating.




Less than a mile walk or scooter ride along Centennial Trail from two high schools, teens have a place created just for them, separate from the children and adults, designed for socializing, gaming, and, of course, studying.

Art, Dance, & Music Classrooms

The Center is a place of creativity, with art classrooms, two dance studios, and three music rooms.  


Project Read

Project Read's award-winning literacy services for adults, serving North San Mateo County, has a new home at the Library | Parks & Recreation Center. Many adults have learned how to read, manage their finances, and use computers through Project Read programs.

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1.3 Acre Park & Playground

The Center features a beautiful outdoor space, with two age-appropriate playgrounds, an athletic field, and an interactive fitness loop encircling the park and connecting to the popular four-mile Centennial Trail.

Fitness & Exercise Programs

Classroom spaces are outfitted with athletic flooring to support active, social lifestyles for the adult and senior populations.




A community theater and banquet hall highlight an array of event spaces that are well-suited for life's most important occasions.

Discovery Center

Science & Technology 


 Science Lab 

The Discovery Center is part Science Lab, teaching kids the scientific method and exploring projects in microbiology, genetics, chemistry, and physics.

Together We Can Create Opportunity for All

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