Support Literacy Everyday

750 million: That’s the number of adults in the world who are considered illiterate, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The majority of these adults, approximately two-thirds, are women. According to the Literacy Project Foundation, 45 million Americans are functionally illiterate and cannot read above a fifth-grade level. In California…
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Be the One: September Is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month (SPM), which includes National Suicide Prevention Week (September 8-14) and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10). SPM aims to empower everyone in the community to prevent suicide. This year, San Mateo County Libraries and Peninsula Library System partnered with the San Mateo County Health Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS…
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Bobcats, Owls, and Otters, Oh My!

Want to visit your favorite animals for free? All you need to do is head to the library. To celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month, San Mateo County Libraries will be offering limited-edition animal library cards this September. These fun, new library cards will also double as a free ticket to CuriOdyssey, a science playground and…
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