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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…

Tricycle Music Fest 2018

It's the time of year again when the best kindie rockers come out to support local libraries and promote early childhood learning. The...

Library on the Go! Download Our New…

Take San Mateo County Libraries on the go! Our new mobile app turns your smartphone or tablet into a library at your fingertips. You can…

Celebrate Latinx at the Library

Come join us for a month long celebration of Latinx Heritage at San Mateo County Libraries! Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated between…

San Mateo County Libraries Recognized…

The Urban Libraries Council announced San Mateo County Libraries as one of 10 Top Innovators during the 2018 ULC Annual Forum earlier this…

Online Resources Just Got Easier to Use!

San Mateo County Libraries now offers short, easy-to-follow video tutorials that can help you get the most out of our Online Resources.…

Teens

Teen Read Week 2018 - "It’s Written in… Teen Read Week 2018 - "It’s Written in…

What is Teen Read Week 2018 (#TRW18)? Every year in October, libraries across the country celebrate Teen Read Week to encourage teens to…
What is Teen Read Week 2018 (#TRW18)? Every year in October, libraries across the country celebrate Teen Read Week to encourage teens to…

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…

Doctor Who Series 11 Coming Fall 2018 Doctor Who Series 11 Coming Fall 2018

Peter Capaldi has put away his sonic sunglasses and has given the key to the TARDIS to Jodie Whittaker, who will play the 13th incarnation…
Peter Capaldi has put away his sonic sunglasses and has given the key to the TARDIS to Jodie Whittaker, who will play the 13th incarnation…

The Teen Titans The Teen Titans

Do you know the Teen Titans? If you're a Millennial then you probably remember the 2003 Teen Titans animated series. Modern kids will…
Do you know the Teen Titans? If you're a Millennial then you probably remember the 2003 Teen Titans animated series. Modern kids will…

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…

Kids & Families

International Day of the Girl Child 2018 International Day of the Girl Child 2018

By Paula
In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11th as the International Day of the Girl…
In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11th as the International Day of the Girl…

Must Read Latinx Books 2018 Must Read Latinx Books 2018

By Carmen
Have you exhausted your summer reading list? If you’re like me and not sure where to turn to next for fall reading, browse through our…
Have you exhausted your summer reading list? If you’re like me and not sure where to turn to next for fall reading, browse through our…

Enrich K-12 Reading With… Enrich K-12 Reading With…

By Ginny
Get help this school year with new library online resources! San Mateo County Libraries patrons can now use TeachingBooks.net to empower…
Get help this school year with new library online resources! San Mateo County Libraries patrons can now use TeachingBooks.net to empower…

Attention Banana Lovers Attention Banana Lovers

By Karen
Are you bananas for bananas? Express your admiration for this tropical fruit on August 27th, Banana Lovers Day. Persistent Banana Rumors…
Are you bananas for bananas? Express your admiration for this tropical fruit on August 27th, Banana Lovers Day. Persistent Banana Rumors…

National Dog Day National Dog Day

Get your petting hands ready! National Dog Day is coming August 26th. On this day we honor our furry friends by recognizing the importance…
Get your petting hands ready! National Dog Day is coming August 26th. On this day we honor our furry friends by recognizing the importance…

Adults

Superfest International Disability Film… Superfest International Disability Film…

By Erin
Join us for the Superfest Showcase, a selection of short films that have been featured by the Superfest Disability Film Festival, followed…
Join us for the Superfest Showcase, a selection of short films that have been featured by the Superfest Disability Film Festival, followed…

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...

International Coffee Day International Coffee Day

#InternationalCoffeeDay or ICD is October 1st and will mark the 4th annual celebration. Past the jitters, social media post, and the long…
#InternationalCoffeeDay or ICD is October 1st and will mark the 4th annual celebration. Past the jitters, social media post, and the long…

"The Long Awaited Carter V" "The Long Awaited Carter V"

In the realm of Hip-Hop, rap artists come and go. Most of the leading rap acts from the 1990’s and early 2000’s are long-forgotten. They…
In the realm of Hip-Hop, rap artists come and go. Most of the leading rap acts from the 1990’s and early 2000’s are long-forgotten. They…

Digital Content

Library News

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…

Summer Learning Challenge Instagram… Summer Learning Challenge Instagram…

By Lorie
Midway through the Summer Learning Challenge, during the month of July, we asked our Instagram followers to think up their funniest…
Midway through the Summer Learning Challenge, during the month of July, we asked our Instagram followers to think up their funniest…
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