San Mateo County Libraries Homepage

Featured

Come and Celebrate Women’s History…

Since 1995, March has been Women’s History Month in the United States! During this time, we observe and acknowledge, as well as empower…

Extra! Extra! Read The New York Times…

San Mateo County Libraries patrons now have access to the full edition of The New York Times without a subscription. You can find all…

Make It March at the Library

Join us all month long at the San Mateo County Libraries in celebrating Make It March! We have a wide variety of awesome maker programs…

Half Moon Bay Library Wins Green…

San Mateo County Libraries are excited to announce that our new Half Moon Bay Library has won an award for sustainability.

“Changemakers” Exhibit Debuts in San…

San Mateo County Libraries is thrilled to partner with San Francisco Public Library in the creation of the “Changemakers” Exhibit to…

Teens

11th Annual Teen Film Festival Screening 11th Annual Teen Film Festival Screening

By Nicole
We are happy to announce the screening of new short films created and submitted by teens of San Mateo County for the 11th Annual Teen Film…
We are happy to announce the screening of new short films created and submitted by teens of San Mateo County for the 11th Annual Teen Film…

Jason Derulo x David Guetta - Goodbye… Jason Derulo x David Guetta - Goodbye…

Holy Smokes! The song is called "Goodbye" but I think it’s meant as an oxymoron! Hee hee, the song makes every cell in your body want to...
Holy Smokes! The song is called "Goodbye" but I think it’s meant as an oxymoron! Hee hee, the song makes every cell in your body want to...

Sixteen Again: RIP Pete Shelley Sixteen Again: RIP Pete Shelley

By Karen
Pete Shelley, lead singer of the '70s British punk band, the Buzzcocks has passed away. And it makes me feel sixteen again. Okay, so…
Pete Shelley, lead singer of the '70s British punk band, the Buzzcocks has passed away. And it makes me feel sixteen again. Okay, so…

Learn to Code Learn to Code

You decide what coding you want to work on and we'll provide a learning environment, and community support; bring your own device or use...
You decide what coding you want to work on and we'll provide a learning environment, and community support; bring your own device or use...

Kids & Families

Celebrate Pi Day! Celebrate Pi Day!

By Nicole
Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π (3.14159...) on March 14th but you don't need to be a mathematician to celebrate! Various...
Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π (3.14159...) on March 14th but you don't need to be a mathematician to celebrate! Various...

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Dr. Seuss's Birthday

By Nicole
Who Is Ted Geisel? You may actually know him better as Dr. Seuss, born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He became a…
Who Is Ted Geisel? You may actually know him better as Dr. Seuss, born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He became a…

International Polar Bear Day International Polar Bear Day

By Karen
Wednesday, February 27th is International Polar Bear day, a time for us all to consider polar bears and the struggles they encounter as…
Wednesday, February 27th is International Polar Bear day, a time for us all to consider polar bears and the struggles they encounter as…

Try-It Truck From Bay Area Discovery… Try-It Truck From Bay Area Discovery…

Join us for a visit from the Bay Area Discovery Museum's Try-It Truck! Get hands-on with both low-tech and high-tech tools. Learn about…
Join us for a visit from the Bay Area Discovery Museum's Try-It Truck! Get hands-on with both low-tech and high-tech tools. Learn about…

Glitter, Glitter, Glitter! Glitter, Glitter, Glitter!

By Karen
Who doesn't like glitter? Okay, maybe it can be a little messy, but many kids can't resist the allure of the sparkly stuff. There's...
Who doesn't like glitter? Okay, maybe it can be a little messy, but many kids can't resist the allure of the sparkly stuff. There's...

Adults

2018 Grammy Winner Leon Bridges 2018 Grammy Winner Leon Bridges

By Carmen
These rainy days often put me in the mood for soulful music. I just want to curl up with a big blanket and sit by the window watching the…
These rainy days often put me in the mood for soulful music. I just want to curl up with a big blanket and sit by the window watching the…

Income Tax Preparation Assistance at… Income Tax Preparation Assistance at…

Free in-person tax preparation by income tax assistance volunteers (VITA), sponsored by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide.
Free in-person tax preparation by income tax assistance volunteers (VITA), sponsored by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019

By Karen
New inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have been announced! The Class of 2019 The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music,…
New inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have been announced! The Class of 2019 The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music,…

Author Visits With Congresswoman Jackie… Author Visits With Congresswoman Jackie…

By Lorie
Congresswoman Jackie Speier Author Visit and Book Signing Saturday, February 9th Belmont Library at 10:00 AM Half Moon Bay Library at 3:00…
Congresswoman Jackie Speier Author Visit and Book Signing Saturday, February 9th Belmont Library at 10:00 AM Half Moon Bay Library at 3:00…

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 is Here! Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 is Here!

There was a Lil’ Sebastian sized void left in my life when Parks and Recreation ended in 2015. After we said goodbye to Leslie Knope, Ron…
There was a Lil’ Sebastian sized void left in my life when Parks and Recreation ended in 2015. After we said goodbye to Leslie Knope, Ron…

Digital Content

Library News

Portable Battery Chargers Now Available Portable Battery Chargers Now Available

By JC
Who’s got the power? The power to charge two phones at the same time? The power to fully charge 4 devices on a single charge? The power to…
Who’s got the power? The power to charge two phones at the same time? The power to fully charge 4 devices on a single charge? The power to…

San Francisco Chronicle Online… San Francisco Chronicle Online…

By Ginny
Library users now have access to the full image version of the San Francisco Chronicle online. All you need is your library card to access…
Library users now have access to the full image version of the San Francisco Chronicle online. All you need is your library card to access…

Automatic Renewals Now Available Automatic Renewals Now Available

By Lorie
Still haven't found out who the murderer is in your favorite new suspense thriller? Had to postpone movie night and need to return that...
Still haven't found out who the murderer is in your favorite new suspense thriller? Had to postpone movie night and need to return that...

Closing the Word Gap With “Talk, Read,… Closing the Word Gap With “Talk, Read,…

By Silvia
In spring of 2015, we began our partnership with the LENA Research Foundation through the "Talk, Read, Sing" program, to help us reach…
In spring of 2015, we began our partnership with the LENA Research Foundation through the "Talk, Read, Sing" program, to help us reach...

Reading Just Got Even More Fun With… Reading Just Got Even More Fun With…

By Ginny
San Mateo County Libraries has a new addition to our collection: VOX Books! These books are a hybrid between an audiobook and picture…
San Mateo County Libraries has a new addition to our collection: VOX Books! These books are a hybrid between an audiobook and picture…
Back to Top