San Mateo County Libraries will close early at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 and will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018 for Thanksgiving. 

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San Mateo County Appoints Aileen…

Join us in congratulating Aileen Cassinetto on her appointment to the honorary post of Poet Laureate. As our county's next Poet Laureate,...

Native American Heritage Month

We will be hosting several fun and educational Native American workshops and events for children and teens throughout the month of November.

2017-2018 Annual Report

This year was full of proud moments and exceptional achievements that reflect the heart and connectedness of the communities we serve. Not…

Dad & Me @ The Library Returns!

We're gearing up for another round of Dad & Me @ The Library programs! From November 2018-August 2019, you can visit your favorite…

Food for Fines 2018

Forget to return that library book or DVD on time? Now is your chance to clear your overdue fines while helping those in need this holiday…

Teens

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...

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina… The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina…

By Ginny
Like many kids in the 1990s, I was a huge fan of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch live-action TV show, starring Melissa Joan Hart. Sabrina,…
Like many kids in the 1990s, I was a huge fan of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch live-action TV show, starring Melissa Joan Hart. Sabrina,…

Science Action Club Science Action Club

Through games, projects and hands-on activities, you'll use science to explore nature, connect with scientists, and design strategies to…
Through games, projects and hands-on activities, you'll use science to explore nature, connect with scientists, and design strategies to…

Teens Mobilize to VOTE! Teens Mobilize to VOTE!

By Nicole
Did you know that 22 million teens will turn 18 by the 2020 presidential elections? While youth have been advocating for their voices to be…
Did you know that 22 million teens will turn 18 by the 2020 presidential elections? While youth have been advocating for their voices to be…

Kids & Families

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of… Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of…

I was a little skeptical back when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was first announced. How do you make a movie about a fictional…
I was a little skeptical back when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was first announced. How do you make a movie about a fictional…

Día de los Muertos at the Library Día de los Muertos at the Library

By Carmen
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated in many Latin American countries between October 31st - November 2nd. As fans of the…
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated in many Latin American countries between October 31st - November 2nd. As fans of the…

Black Cats Are the Best Cats! Black Cats Are the Best Cats!

By Karen
October 27 is National Black Cat Day! Here are some great new and classic children's picture books that feature black cats.
October 27 is National Black Cat Day! Here are some great new and classic children's picture books that feature black cats.

National Apple Day National Apple Day

By Carmen
Apples are my favorite fruit. They are so versatile! I can eat them raw or bake them. I can eat them plain or dip them in caramel, peanut…
Apples are my favorite fruit. They are so versatile! I can eat them raw or bake them. I can eat them plain or dip them in caramel, peanut…

International Sloth Day 2018 International Sloth Day 2018

October 20th celebrates International Sloth Day. There are many ways to participate in International Sloth Day (or ISD for short). You can…
October 20th celebrates International Sloth Day. There are many ways to participate in International Sloth Day (or ISD for short). You can…

Adults

Daylight Saving Time: Good or Bad? Daylight Saving Time: Good or Bad?

This past Sunday we turned our clocks back an hour officially starting standard time and saying goodbye to Daylight Savings Time (DST),…
This past Sunday we turned our clocks back an hour officially starting standard time and saying goodbye to Daylight Savings Time (DST),…

G-Eazy – "Power" G-Eazy – "Power"

I genuinely love how G-Eazy starts off his new song, "Power," with the ring of a store bell. A clever reminder to pay attention because…
I genuinely love how G-Eazy starts off his new song, "Power," with the ring of a store bell. A clever reminder to pay attention because...

Imagine Dragons – "Natural" Imagine Dragons – "Natural"

This summer was revitalized with the very alluring track by Imagine Dragons, "Natural." The intro itself does not fall short of what FIFA...
This summer was revitalized with the very alluring track by Imagine Dragons, "Natural." The intro itself does not fall short of what FIFA...

World Vegetarian Day World Vegetarian Day

As of this writing, if you Google "Vegetarians are" you'll find that the top 3 answers are: Healthier, Smarter and Evil. This really...
As of this writing, if you Google "Vegetarians are" you'll find that the top 3 answers are: Healthier, Smarter and Evil. This really...

Digital Content

Library News

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…

Atherton Library Moves to Temporary… Atherton Library Moves to Temporary…

By Kwoods
Exciting plans are underway for the much-anticipated new Atherton Library Project! On August 17, Atherton Town Council approved city staff…
Exciting plans are underway for the much-anticipated new Atherton Library Project! On August 17, Atherton Town Council approved city staff…

Big Lift Inspiring Summers Big Lift Inspiring Summers

By Lorie
Over a thousand eager students are now ready to tackle the new school year with some extra confidence thanks to an uplifting summer with…
Over a thousand eager students are now ready to tackle the new school year with some extra confidence thanks to an uplifting summer with…

Summer Learning Challenge Instagram… Summer Learning Challenge Instagram…

By Lorie
To close out our Summer Learning Challenge 2018, we asked our Instagram followers to share their favorite Summer Learning Challenge…
To close out our Summer Learning Challenge 2018, we asked our Instagram followers to share their favorite Summer Learning Challenge…

Hundreds Gathered for the New Half Moon… Hundreds Gathered for the New Half Moon…

By Cris
Saturday, August 18, 2018 was filled with anticipation as the new Half Moon Bay Library opened its doors to the community for the first…
Saturday, August 18, 2018 was filled with anticipation as the new Half Moon Bay Library opened its doors to the community for the first…
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