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Tricycle Music Fest 2017

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

Come Celebrate Diwali!

Celebrate Diwali with dance performances from Netra Center for Arts and Rangoli workshops with Peopleologie at our libraries. Come experienc…

2017 Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn!  With a rich tradition of celebrating family, harvest, and the full moon, the Mid-Autumn Festival is honored throughout A…

San Mateo County Libraries Receives Inno…

On October 12, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced that we are one of the twenty most innovative libraries in the nation. The 2017 …

Celebrate Latinx Heritage at the Librari…

Celebrate Latinx Heritage at the libraries with

Teens

Teen Read Week Is Almost Here! Teen Read Week Is Almost Here!

Every year in October libraries across the country celebrate Teen Read Week to encourage their teens to be regular readers and library users…
Every year in October libraries across the country celebrate Teen Read Week to encourage their teens to be regular readers and library users…

Music You Have to Hear! Music You Have to Hear!

Teen guest bloggers from the Coastside share some of their favorite albums.
Teen guest bloggers from the Coastside share some of their favorite albums.

Review: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio Review: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

An intriguing mystery that keeps readers invested. The novel takes place at a small arts conservatory and focuses on the seven fourth-year a…
An intriguing mystery that keeps readers invested. The novel takes place at a small arts conservatory and focuses on the seven fourth-year a…

Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

The award-winning novel Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a historic fictional book about a lesser-known maritime tragedy from World War II…
The award-winning novel Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a historic fictional book about a lesser-known maritime tragedy from World War II…

Kids & Families

Must Read Latinx Picture Books Must Read Latinx Picture Books

By Karen
Share the life stories of inspiring Latinx historical figures with your little ones. These colorful, informative, and engaging picture book…
Share the life stories of inspiring Latinx historical figures with your little ones. These colorful, informative, and engaging picture book…

The Magic School Bus Rides Again! The Magic School Bus Rides Again!

In this era of remasters and remakes, everything that is old is new again, including Miss Frizzle and her class. The Magic School Bus retur…
In this era of remasters and remakes, everything that is old is new again, including Miss Frizzle and her class. The Magic School Bus retur…

Must Read Latinx Books Must Read Latinx Books

By Carmen
San Mateo County Libraries is proud to have such a diverse collection of books that serve our community. In honor of Latinx Heritage Celebr…
San Mateo County Libraries is proud to have such a diverse collection of books that serve our community. In honor of Latinx Heritage Celebr…

Ahoy, Matey! International Talk Like a P… Ahoy, Matey! International Talk Like a P…

By Ginny
Shiver me timbers, arrrrr you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19? Don’t be marooned; San Mateo County Libraries…
Shiver me timbers, arrrrr you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19? Don’t be marooned; San Mateo County Libraries…

Batman Turns 78! Batman Turns 78!

This September the Caped Crusader celebrates his 78th birthday. That’s right Batman has been around for 78 years! I was going to add up all…
This September the Caped Crusader celebrates his 78th birthday. That’s right Batman has been around for 78 years! I was going to add up all…

Adults

Hockey is Back! Hockey is Back!

Summer has ended which means pucks are ready to drop for the 2017-2018 NHL Season.   The San Jose Sharks fared relatively well in the prese…
Summer has ended which means pucks are ready to drop for the 2017-2018 NHL Season.   The San Jose Sharks fared relatively well in the prese…

Register to Vote Register to Vote

By Nicole
You have until October 23 to register to vote for the November 7 election. In an election, every voice is equally powerful—don't underestima…
You have until October 23 to register to vote for the November 7 election. In an election, every voice is equally powerful—don't underestima…

Explore the Outdoors: Check Out A Hiking… Explore the Outdoors: Check Out A Hiking…

By Sharon
The Pacifica Libraries, Sanchez and Sharp Park, are piloting a county library program to encourage you to get outdoors. You can check out a…
The Pacifica Libraries, Sanchez and Sharp Park, are piloting a county library program to encourage you to get outdoors. You can check out a…

Dunkirk Dunkirk

Nearly everything that Christopher Nolan touches turns to gold. The famed British director known for films such as Interstellar, Inception,…
Nearly everything that Christopher Nolan touches turns to gold. The famed British director known for films such as Interstellar, Inception,…

Ready Player One Ready Player One

By Carmen
I was born in the early ‘80s. I was barely two months old when Return of the Jedi was released, and only two years old When Back to the Fut…
I was born in the early ‘80s. I was barely two months old when Return of the Jedi was released, and only two years old When Back to the Fut…

Digital Content

Library News

San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame Tr… San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame Tr…

By Amanda
A multimedia display of the extraordinary women inducted in the Hall of Fame is now traveling throughout the San Mateo County Libraries.
A multimedia display of the extraordinary women inducted in the Hall of Fame is now traveling throughout the San Mateo County Libraries.

Everyone Is a Maker Everyone Is a Maker

By JC
Everyone is a Maker is the title of our new roadmap for a systemwide network of makerspaces throughout San Mateo County. We aim to encourage…
Everyone is a Maker is the title of our new roadmap for a systemwide network of makerspaces throughout San Mateo County. We aim to encourage…

New Bookmobile Stops! Is one near you? New Bookmobile Stops! Is one near you?

By Ame
Check us out! We are introducing new Bookmobile stops that will expand our reach, support discovery, enrich lives, and create inspiring exp…
Check us out! We are introducing new Bookmobile stops that will expand our reach, support discovery, enrich lives, and create inspiring exp…

The Book Bikes Are Coming! The Book Bikes Are Coming!

By Nicole
Think of a book bike as a mini mobile library on three wheels. The wheels are essential; we ride out with books, WiFi and programs, on a mis…
Think of a book bike as a mini mobile library on three wheels. The wheels are essential; we ride out with books, WiFi and programs, on a mis…

San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigio… San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigio…

By Amanda
San Mateo County Libraries win prestigious American Library Association public relations award for rebranding campaign, "Open for Exploratio…
San Mateo County Libraries win prestigious American Library Association public relations award for rebranding campaign, "Open for Exploratio…
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