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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…

Countdown Begins for the Grand Opening…

San Mateo County Libraries and our partners - City of Half Moon Bay and the County of San Mateo - are pleased to announce that after two…

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…

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…

Summer Learning Challenge Instagram…

The Summer Learning Challenge is all about making the most of your summer break. Maybe you read a new book that changed your perspective…

Teens

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…

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.

Kids & Families

National S'mores Day National S'mores Day

By Carmen
August 10th is National S’Mores Day! I thought I would honor National S’mores Day by counting down my top three favorite summer moments…
August 10th is National S’Mores Day! I thought I would honor National S’mores Day by counting down my top three favorite summer moments…

Paris: City of Love, and Toes! Paris: City of Love, and Toes!

By Karen
Mark your calendars: August 6 is National Wiggle Your Toes Day. Though the origin of this holiday is unknown, its purpose is to show off…
Mark your calendars: August 6 is National Wiggle Your Toes Day. Though the origin of this holiday is unknown, its purpose is to show off…

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!

Adults

Find a Book Club Find a Book Club

Our libraries offer various book clubs you'll find interesting. Join one today!
Our libraries offer various book clubs you'll find interesting. Join one today!

Watching Sharp Objects? Here Are Five… Watching Sharp Objects? Here Are Five…

By Ginny
Move over Big Little Lies – the next great literary thriller-turned-TV-HBO-series is Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects! Starring Amy Adams and…
Move over Big Little Lies – the next great literary thriller-turned-TV-HBO-series is Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects! Starring Amy Adams and…

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.…

Digital Content

Library News

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…

GoPro Action Kits Now Available for… GoPro Action Kits Now Available for…

By JC
Planning a Last Minute Summer Vacation? Don't forget to check out one of our new GoPro Action Camera Kits before you head out. You can…
Planning a Last Minute Summer Vacation? Don't forget to check out one of our new GoPro Action Camera Kits before you head out. You can…

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…
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