Learn a New Language in the New Year

"Welcome" in different languages.

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language, but haven’t had the time, motivation, or resources? San Mateo County Libraries can help! Mango Languages, available with your SMCL card (Requires "29041" card.), is a free online language learning program. You can learn up to 17 languages (including Pirate!) if you’re feeling really ambitious – […]

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Explore 3D Printing at the San Mateo County Libraries

Staff and Interns using 3D printer.

Learning new skills and technology is what makes San Mateo County Libraries so amazing! Our focus on bridging the technology gap is one of our strongest missions, and we’re super excited to announce that as an added service to our patrons we now have 3D printers in all of the San Mateo County Libraries. We know […]

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Roadmapping Our Libraries’ Makerspaces

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Calling all makers, learners, tinkerers, and builders! We invite the public to join us on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7pm at the Belmont Library to help us plan for future makerspaces and digital media labs in our libraries. As the Maker Movement grows, San Mateo County Libraries continually strive to develop innovative programs for makers of all ages. Our […]

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Announcing Our New Lookmobile!

San Mateo County Libraries's Lookmobile, a new interactive mobile library.

We're excited to announce the launch of our new Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San Mateo County communities. The Lookmobile offers visitors the opportunity to explore new ways of seeing their surroundings through interactive exhibits, fun experiments, and reflective activities. We invite the public […]

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Take a Second Look at Your Surroundings With San Mateo County Libraries’ Lookmobile

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maria Chiochios, Library Communications San Mateo County Libraries (650) 312-5504 SAN MATEO, CA – San Mateo County Libraries are excited to announce the launch of their new Lookmobile, a mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San Mateo County communities. The Lookmobile offers […]

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Clear Library Fines While Providing Food to Those in Need

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anne-Marie Despain, Director of Library Services San Mateo County Libraries (650) 312-5258 San Mateo County, CA – Have an overdue book, CD, or DVD from the library? Now’s your chance to clear your fines and help others by donating food to those in need during the Food for Fines […]

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Progress on the New Half Moon Bay Library

Rendering of the new Half Moon Bay Library.

We are delighted to report that Phase 1 of the New Half Moon Bay Library Project is underway! The old Half Moon Bay Library building has been demolished. Construction is anticipated to begin this fall with the new library expected to open in 2018. For more information, visit the project website. While demolition and construction are going on, we […]

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National Voter Registration Day

Register to Vote

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, San Mateo County Libraries joins thousands of volunteers, celebrities, organizations, businesses, and elected officials from all over the country in celebrating National Voter Registration Day. Together, we are striving to Create an awareness of voter registration opportunities Ensure every American is registered to vote at their current address in time for the next […]

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