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Improving Access and Inclusion at Bay…

Over the next year, San Mateo County Libraries is working to improve access and inclusion in our public libraries for people with…

Summer Learning Challenge Instagram…

Connect with us @smclibraries on Instagram for a chance to win prizes all summer! Think of your best caption for an image that will be…

Teen Social Justice Poster Contest…

We put out a call for teens to help us create a poster that lets everyone who walks into their local library know that we're #openforall,...

Summer Learning Challenge 2018

It's back! Summer Learning Challenge 2018 begins June 1st, 2018. The Summer Learning Challenge is a fun -- and free -- way to engage…

Are You the Next Poet Laureate?

San Mateo County is seeking the next Poet Laureate for 2019-2020. The new Poet Laureate should have a passion for poetry and a commitment…

Teens

Learn to Cook at the Library Learn to Cook at the Library

Teens come learn what cooking is all about. Spend the afternoon making a simple recipe that is easy, quick, and best of all delicious. At…
Teens come learn what cooking is all about. Spend the afternoon making a simple recipe that is easy, quick, and best of all delicious. At…

3D Printing at the Library 3D Printing at the Library

San Mateo County Libraries offers 3D printers for public use. Reserve a 3D printer 30 days in advance and in 2 hour blocks by…
San Mateo County Libraries offers 3D printers for public use. Reserve a 3D printer 30 days in advance and in 2 hour blocks by…

Enjoy a Game at the Library Enjoy a Game at the Library

Did you know you can game at the Library? We have video games, board games, and so much more.
Did you know you can game at the Library? We have video games, board games, and so much more.

Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage by Vic James is a fantasy book set in an alternate version of modern England. The community is divided into two main groups…
Gilded Cage by Vic James is a fantasy book set in an alternate version of modern England. The community is divided into two main groups…

10th Annual Teen Film Festival Winners 10th Annual Teen Film Festival Winners

By Kenny
The 10th Annual Teen Film Festival screening was held over the weekend of March 10th and 11th at the Belmont Library. During the first…
The 10th Annual Teen Film Festival screening was held over the weekend of March 10th and 11th at the Belmont Library. During the first…

Kids & Families

Rev Up Summer Learning With Kids’… Rev Up Summer Learning With Kids’…

By Ginny
Looking for some educational and fun summer activities? Check out our kids eMagazines! We’ve got kids’ magazines covering topics ranging…
Looking for some educational and fun summer activities? Check out our kids eMagazines! We’ve got kids’ magazines covering topics ranging…

Storytime at the Library Storytime at the Library

San Mateo County Libraries provide a variety of educational and themed storytimes for different ages. See what is offered near you.
San Mateo County Libraries provide a variety of educational and themed storytimes for different ages. See what is offered near you.

The Beetlelady The Beetlelady

Come to the library for a presentation on the fascinating world of bugs!
Come to the library for a presentation on the fascinating world of bugs!

Music Time With Mariela Herrera Music Time With Mariela Herrera

Join us for this energetic, interactive, bilingual musical performance with Mariela Herrera! Her multicultural music time is filled with...
Join us for this energetic, interactive, bilingual musical performance with Mariela Herrera! Her multicultural music time is filled with...

World Oceans Day World Oceans Day

By Karen
Friday, June 8 is World Oceans Day. Now's the time to celebrate the ocean and learn to care for it! History Since 2002, World Oceans Day...
Friday, June 8 is World Oceans Day. Now's the time to celebrate the ocean and learn to care for it! History Since 2002, World Oceans Day...

Adults

Read to Your Heart’s Content With New… Read to Your Heart’s Content With New…

By Ginny
Do you enjoy swooning over passionate dukes, troubled cowboys, sassy princesses, and rebellious Amish daughters? We’ve got a summer treat…
Do you enjoy swooning over passionate dukes, troubled cowboys, sassy princesses, and rebellious Amish daughters? We’ve got a summer treat…

Review: Testing by A$AP Rocky Review: Testing by A$AP Rocky

New York is home to some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and currently one of the biggest names out there is A$AP Rocky. Five years after…
New York is home to some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and currently one of the biggest names out there is A$AP Rocky. Five years after…

Plastic Free July Plastic Free July

By Lorie
Zero Waste A co-worker recently introduced me to the Zero Waste Chef, a blogger who follows three rules in her kitchen: "No packaging.…
Zero Waste A co-worker recently introduced me to the Zero Waste Chef, a blogger who follows three rules in her kitchen: "No packaging.…

New Service to Veterans and Their… New Service to Veterans and Their…

By Joanna
We are pleased to announce our newest online resource, VetNow. This free online resource allows you to access the following services…
We are pleased to announce our newest online resource, VetNow. This free online resource allows you to access the following services…

Would You Write a Novel About Your… Would You Write a Novel About Your…

By Karen
In her new book, Little Fires Everywhere, novelist Celeste Ng exposes her hometown's secrets. Writing the Truth Being a novelist must be...
In her new book, Little Fires Everywhere, novelist Celeste Ng exposes her hometown's secrets. Writing the Truth Being a novelist must be...

Digital Content

Library News

Successful Groundbreaking Ceremony for… Successful Groundbreaking Ceremony for…

By Cris
Saturday, July 14, 2018 was filled with excitement as ground was broken for the new Brisbane Library. Attendees looked beyond the dirt…
Saturday, July 14, 2018 was filled with excitement as ground was broken for the new Brisbane Library. Attendees looked beyond the dirt…

Summer Learning Challenge Instagram… Summer Learning Challenge Instagram…

By Lorie
Every summer, we challenge our community to get the most of their summer by reading books, doing fun outdoor activities, and exploring new…
Every summer, we challenge our community to get the most of their summer by reading books, doing fun outdoor activities, and exploring new…

Experience Virtual Reality at SMCL… Experience Virtual Reality at SMCL…

By JC
Have you ever wanted to fly along the California coastline, skimming across tidepools and sand dunes? Do you wonder what it might be like t…
Have you ever wanted to fly along the California coastline, skimming across tidepools and sand dunes? Do you wonder what it might be like t…

Canon T6i Camera Kits Now Available for… Canon T6i Camera Kits Now Available for…

By Kenny
Just when you thought libraries couldn't possibly offer something more to check out...another one (DJ Khaled voice). Yup. We've done it...
Just when you thought libraries couldn't possibly offer something more to check out...another one (DJ Khaled voice). Yup. We've done it...

¡Ahora Están Disponibles Más Libros… ¡Ahora Están Disponibles Más Libros…

By Ginny
Con la tarjeta de Las Bibliotecas del Condado de San Mateo, nuestros usuarios pueden disfrutar de miles de títulos nuevos en español a…
Con la tarjeta de Las Bibliotecas del Condado de San Mateo, nuestros usuarios pueden disfrutar de miles de títulos nuevos en español a…
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