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San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigio…

San Mateo County Libraries win prestigious American Library Association public relations award for rebranding campaign, "Open for Exploratio…

Are You Ready to Take the Summer Learnin…

The Summer Learning Challenge is a fun -- and free -- way to engage children, families and even adults by challenging them to read books, e…

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Pick up a Ukulele at Your Local Library!

San Mateo County Libraries are happy to announce that we are now offering 65 ukuleles for checkout throughout our 12 locations! Every ukule…

Teens

Spider-Man Homecoming Spider-Man Homecoming

By Jenna
Spidey's back!  Coming out 7.7.17, the webbed wall-crawler returns to the big screen after his team-effort in Captain America: Civil War. I…
Spidey's back!  Coming out 7.7.17, the webbed wall-crawler returns to the big screen after his team-effort in Captain America: Civil War. I…

Justice League Justice League

By Jenna
I've been on a DC kick, following the New 52 and Rebirth sagas of Harley Quinn, along with rereading the entire run of Injustice on our Hoo…
I've been on a DC kick, following the New 52 and Rebirth sagas of Harley Quinn, along with rereading the entire run of Injustice on our Hoo…

Iron Fist and The Defenders Iron Fist and The Defenders

By Jenna
Move over Avengers, the Defenders are here! View the San Diego Comic-Con teaser: Based in New York city after the wake of the "Incident" (a…
Move over Avengers, the Defenders are here! View the San Diego Comic-Con teaser: Based in New York city after the wake of the "Incident" (a…
Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok Thor: Ragnarok

Have you seen the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok yet? It’s already Marvel and Disney’s most viewed trailer in 24 hours. The trailer is our firs…
Have you seen the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok yet? It’s already Marvel and Disney’s most viewed trailer in 24 hours. The trailer is our firs…

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Guardians of the Galaxy 2

The new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer hit the internet a few weeks ago. And we are so ready for the sequel! Are you ready for a little …
The new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer hit the internet a few weeks ago. And we are so ready for the sequel! Are you ready for a little …

Kids & Families

Pura Belpré Award Books for Summer Readi… Pura Belpré Award Books for Summer Readi…

By Carmen
Summer Learning is here and we at San Mateo County Libraries would like to help you grow your Summer Reading List! San Mateo County Librari…
Summer Learning is here and we at San Mateo County Libraries would like to help you grow your Summer Reading List! San Mateo County Librari…

Mental Health Month Is for Everyone Mental Health Month Is for Everyone

By Darren
While mental illness and mental health are rarely dinnertime conversation topics, these issues affect almost all of us in some way. Did you…
While mental illness and mental health are rarely dinnertime conversation topics, these issues affect almost all of us in some way. Did you…

Coco Coco

Do you like animated movies? Have you seen the trailer for Coco, Disney and Pixar’s newest animated movie? According to Disney’s website Co…
Do you like animated movies? Have you seen the trailer for Coco, Disney and Pixar’s newest animated movie? According to Disney’s website Co…

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

By Alex
Cinco de Mayo, a time-honored and revered holiday in the Mexican and Mexican-American community, commemorates the victory of the Mexican Ar…
Cinco de Mayo, a time-honored and revered holiday in the Mexican and Mexican-American community, commemorates the victory of the Mexican Ar…

Adults

San Mateo County Libraries Celebrate Pri… San Mateo County Libraries Celebrate Pri…

By Nicole
Library Pride! Join San Mateo County Libraries at the 2017 San Mateo County Pride event on Saturday, June 10. Many of us are used to travel…
Library Pride! Join San Mateo County Libraries at the 2017 San Mateo County Pride event on Saturday, June 10. Many of us are used to travel…

Wait For It! Wait For It!

By Nicole
My Shot! On the day of the Hamilton lottery last January, I tried my luck. As luck would have it, history had its eyes on me: I secured a t…
My Shot! On the day of the Hamilton lottery last January, I tried my luck. As luck would have it, history had its eyes on me: I secured a t…

What's With That Giant Chicken? What's With That Giant Chicken?

Have you seen this video of what looks like an enormous chicken? It’s been making the rounds on the internet since mid March. Is it a hoax?…
Have you seen this video of what looks like an enormous chicken? It’s been making the rounds on the internet since mid March. Is it a hoax?…

Silicon Valley Is Back for Season 4! Silicon Valley Is Back for Season 4!

By Ginny
In a previous life, I was a tech journalist in San Francisco and covered the success and excess of the Bay Area technology industry. There …
In a previous life, I was a tech journalist in San Francisco and covered the success and excess of the Bay Area technology industry. There …

National Library Workers' Day National Library Workers' Day

National Library Workers' Day recognizes the unique contributions that library workers make to help people find the information they need fo…
National Library Workers' Day recognizes the unique contributions that library workers make to help people find the information they need fo…

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Share Your Story Share Your Story

Share your engaging and vibrant story of how our services and invaluable resources has had an impact on you or your community.
Share your engaging and vibrant story of how our services and invaluable resources has had an impact on you or your community.

Check out Our Newest Success Story Check out Our Newest Success Story

Learn how San Mateo County Libraries use LibraryAware to share their story of impact while maintaining a unified voice and consistent brand…
Learn how San Mateo County Libraries use LibraryAware to share their story of impact while maintaining a unified voice and consistent brand…

Visit Our Lookmobile! Visit Our Lookmobile!

By Maria
Visit our Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San…
Visit our Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San…

ULC Recognizes San Mateo County Librarie… ULC Recognizes San Mateo County Librarie…

By Maria
We're proud to share that the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) named us as one of 10 Top Innovators in the country in the category of Learning…
We're proud to share that the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) named us as one of 10 Top Innovators in the country in the category of Learning…
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