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Doblet Chargers Now Available

Need to charge your device? Checkout a Doblet charger from one of the San Mateo County Libraries.

Backpack Drive

Help us ensure that over 1,500 homeless, low-income, and foster youth in San Mateo County start the school year with the tools they need.

County Seeks Poet Laureate

San Mateo County is seeking a new Poet Laureate to continue to increase awareness of San Mateo County’s rich diversity of people, place and …

2016 Summer Learning Challenge

Join the challenge! Read, have fun, and win prizes.

Teens
Wonder Woman 2017 Movie Poster
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Wonder Woman
By Jessica

Have you seen the trailer for next year's Wonder Woman movie yet? Wonder Woman has been kicking butt in comics for 75 years. She has been i…

Hand holding a phone with Pokémon Go on the screen.
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Pokémon Go Challenge

Do you play Pokémon Go? Try your hand at the Belmont Library Pokémon Go challenge.

Photo of Pokémon GO on iPhone. Source: Eduardo Woo, Flickr.
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Pokémon Go: Catch'em at the Library!
By Jessica

Pokémon Go! It's the new gaming app that's sweeping the nation. Whether you're trying to catch them all or get your Pokémon fix with books,…

Teen art. Source: Asheboro Public Library, Flickr.
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Everything Art Contest for Teens

Submit your own original art of any kind and have a chance to win prizes and display your art in the library!

Cover art for Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Rolston.
SMCL Picks
Women in Comics: Summer Edition

recommended by SMCLTeenPicks

Looking for a good summer comic book? Want to see girls and women in a lead role? These are the comics for you!Originally compiled and publ…

Kids & Families
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Stubborn Pens and Nervous Schools
By Karen

Does your child have a favorite blanket or toy that they love more than anything, even an identical, newer, cleaner version of the same obj…

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Stubborn Pens and Nervous Schools
By Karen

Does your child have a favorite blanket or toy that they love more than anything, even an identical, newer, cleaner version of the same obj…

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Jungle James Reptile Show

Meet some of the coolest reptiles on the planet!

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Jungle James Reptile Show

Meet some of the coolest reptiles on the planet!

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Explore the cosmos
By Mara

Nothing ignites a sense of wonder like the vastness of Space. The stars and worlds that surround us--unseen to most of us most of the time-…

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Explore the cosmos
By Mara

Nothing ignites a sense of wonder like the vastness of Space. The stars and worlds that surround us--unseen to most of us most of the time-…

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UKE Can Do It!
By Marie

Have you always wished you could play “Over the Rainbow” like great Hawaiian musician Iz Kamakawiwoʻole? Well, this summer you can get star…

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UKE Can Do It!
By Marie

Have you always wished you could play “Over the Rainbow” like great Hawaiian musician Iz Kamakawiwoʻole? Well, this summer you can get star…

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Anyone can learn to juggle!

Doug Nolan of Rock Steady Juggling will make it easy for even the youngest to learn the basics by playing with scarves and bean bags.

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Anyone can learn to juggle!

Doug Nolan of Rock Steady Juggling will make it easy for even the youngest to learn the basics by playing with scarves and bean bags.

Adults
Photo of Ryan Gattis with teens from Firebaugh High School. Source: ryangattis.com
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The Power of Story
By Mara

Set in the Lynwood neighborhood of Los Angeles during the chaos of the 1992 riots, the book is a powerful, uncompromising, beautiful portray…

Musician Iggy Pop. Source: Don Hanover, Flickr
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The Legendary Iggy Pop
By Karen

The new Iggy Pop album, Post Pop Depression, has been playing nonstop in my car for weeks. I've loved him since childhood, when I first hea…

Peter Hurd,
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Wild West: Plains to the Pacific

The docent lecture will highlight the artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the fron…

Photo of family taking a road trip. Source: State Farm, Flickr
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Planning the Perfect Road Trip
By Sharon

It might be late in the game, but I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my Summer vacation. My family and I have done the stay-cat…

Digital Content
Library News
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Groundbreaking for the New Half Moon Bay…
By Tom Fortin

We are pleased to announce this monumental occasion after years of hard work and thoughtful effort.

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Groundbreaking for the New Half Moon Bay…
By Tom Fortin

We are pleased to announce this monumental occasion after years of hard work and thoughtful effort.

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We're Hiring!
By Tom Fortin

San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities. And our staff are what…

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We're Hiring!
By Tom Fortin

San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities. And our staff are what…

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The New Woodside Library
By Garrett

On April 16, 2016, the Woodside Library opened after a nine month renovation. The opening celebration marked a full day of activities for…

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The New Woodside Library
By Garrett

On April 16, 2016, the Woodside Library opened after a nine month renovation. The opening celebration marked a full day of activities for…

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