Jazz In The Library

In partnership with Foster City Parks & Recreation, the Foster City Library is hosting a Jazz Festival during the month of April. Let this b…

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Share your engaging and vibrant story of how our services and invaluable resources has had an impact on you or your community.

“Check It Out!” Energy and Water Saving …

County library users can borrow a “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Savings Toolkit from any community public library in San Mateo County. O…

Month of the Young Child

Join us at our 12 libraries for family-friendly activities and musical performances aimed to please and entertain all ages.

San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigio…

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

Teens
Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok
Thor: Ragnarok Thor: Ragnarok
By Jessica
Have you seen the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok yet? It’s already Marvel and Disney’s most viewed trailer in 24 hours. The trailer is our firs…
Have you seen the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok yet? It’s already Marvel and Disney’s most viewed trailer in 24 hours. The trailer is our firs…
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Guardians of the Galaxy 2
By Jessica
The new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer hit the internet a few weeks ago. And we are so ready for the sequel! Are you ready for a little …
The new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer hit the internet a few weeks ago. And we are so ready for the sequel! Are you ready for a little …
A Swan Song for a Hero: Logan A Swan Song for a Hero: Logan
By Toldham
It isn’t everyday a comic book based movie hits you in the face with emotions. All movies want to make us feel something, even comic book m…
It isn’t everyday a comic book based movie hits you in the face with emotions. All movies want to make us feel something, even comic book m…
Ghost in the Shell Ghost in the Shell
By Jessica
Are you a fan of science fiction movies? If you are then you might have seen the new trailer for Ghost in the Shell. The movie follows a cy…
Are you a fan of science fiction movies? If you are then you might have seen the new trailer for Ghost in the Shell. The movie follows a cy…
Science Action Club Science Action Club
The San Carlos Library partnered up with the California Academy of Sciences, and will be offering an after-school Science Action Club for…
The San Carlos Library partnered up with the California Academy of Sciences, and will be offering an after-school Science Action Club for…
Kids & Families
Ditch Your Device Week: May 1st-7th, 201… Ditch Your Device Week: May 1st-7th, 201…
By Kelly
Some of us might remember a time before the Internet and the world wide web took the world by storm. Goodbye dial-up, hello Siri! Any advan…
Some of us might remember a time before the Internet and the world wide web took the world by storm. Goodbye dial-up, hello Siri! Any advan…
How Sesame Street Stays Cutting Edge How Sesame Street Stays Cutting Edge
By Ginny
Sesame Street might have turned 47 last November, but the kids hit TV show has stayed fresh and relevant over the years. Sesame Street has …
Sesame Street might have turned 47 last November, but the kids hit TV show has stayed fresh and relevant over the years. Sesame Street has …
Quick, It's Cherry Blossom Season! Quick, It's Cherry Blossom Season!
By Karen
A friend and I planned a museum day because there was rain in the forecast...so imagine our surprise when stepping out of SFMOMA and into Y…
A friend and I planned a museum day because there was rain in the forecast...so imagine our surprise when stepping out of SFMOMA and into Y…
Spicy Fundraiser for New Library Spicy Fundraiser for New Library
By Francisco
Help support a great cause by enjoying some delicious food from a fine Mexican restaurant.
Help support a great cause by enjoying some delicious food from a fine Mexican restaurant.
Captain Underpants...The Movie! Captain Underpants...The Movie!
By Karen
It's been 20 years since 4th graders George and Harold first hypnotized their cruel principal and turned him into the larger-than-life, sil…
It's been 20 years since 4th graders George and Harold first hypnotized their cruel principal and turned him into the larger-than-life, sil…
Adults
Silicon Valley Is Back for Season 4! Silicon Valley Is Back for Season 4!
By Ginny
In a previous life, I was a tech journalist in San Francisco and covered the success and excess of the Bay Area technology industry. There …
In a previous life, I was a tech journalist in San Francisco and covered the success and excess of the Bay Area technology industry. There …
National Library Workers' Day National Library Workers' Day
By Francisco
National Library Workers' Day recognizes the unique contributions that library workers make to help people find the information they need fo…
National Library Workers' Day recognizes the unique contributions that library workers make to help people find the information they need fo…
Game of Thrones: Ready For Season 7? Game of Thrones: Ready For Season 7?
By Jessica
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? There's a new trailer out for the seventh season. And the internet is abuzz with excitement. If you can’t wa…
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? There's a new trailer out for the seventh season. And the internet is abuzz with excitement. If you can’t wa…
Selena Remembered 22 Years Later Selena Remembered 22 Years Later
By Francisco
If you google "Selena" these days you'll most likely see Selena Gomez and pictures with her now beau, The Weeknd (if only we could spell th…
If you google "Selena" these days you'll most likely see Selena Gomez and pictures with her now beau, The Weeknd (if only we could spell th…
The Walking Dead The Walking Dead
By Carmen
When Robert Kirkman sat down to write the first issues of The Walking Dead, his goal was simple: he wanted to tell the story of a zombie mo…
When Robert Kirkman sat down to write the first issues of The Walking Dead, his goal was simple: he wanted to tell the story of a zombie mo…
Digital Content
Library News
We're Hiring! We're Hiring!
By Cris
San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities. And our staff are what…
San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities. And our staff are what…
Check out Our Newest Success Story Check out Our Newest Success Story
Learn how San Mateo County Libraries use LibraryAware to share their story of impact while maintaining a unified voice and consistent brand…
Learn how San Mateo County Libraries use LibraryAware to share their story of impact while maintaining a unified voice and consistent brand…
Visit Our Lookmobile! Visit Our Lookmobile!
By Maria
Visit our Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San…
Visit our Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San…
What Does Your Dream Library Look Like? What Does Your Dream Library Look Like?
By Maria
(FOR EAST PALO ALTO RESIDENTS ONLY) Help shape the future of the library by completing our quick online survey and earn a chance to win an A…
(FOR EAST PALO ALTO RESIDENTS ONLY) Help shape the future of the library by completing our quick online survey and earn a chance to win an A…
ULC Recognizes San Mateo County Librarie… ULC Recognizes San Mateo County Librarie…
By Maria
We're proud to share that the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) named us as one of 10 Top Innovators in the country in the category of Learning…
We're proud to share that the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) named us as one of 10 Top Innovators in the country in the category of Learning…
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