Discover high interest, low reading level books (hi-lo) with enticing stories that are simple enough for struggling readers or ESL readers.
Inspiring Early Readers With Read-Along Books
Reading along with an audiobook has been shown to improve reading comprehension and the library offers read-along books to help with this.
Learn All About Families Create
Summer is a time where we have boundless freedom to explore, play and create. We see so many fun crafts and engaging science activities in books and online, but who has time to gather all the supplies and do all of them? Never fear, San Mateo County Libraries is here! This Summer, we'll provide "Take…
Take the 2021 Summer Learning Challenge!
It's back! The Summer Learning Challenge runs June 1 - August 31. All ages and abilities are welcome to join us and engage in some fun!
Goodbye, Rat! Hello, Ox!
Goodbye, year of the rat! Hello, year of the ox! Xin Nian Kuai Le (Happy Chinese New Year)! The Year of the Rat, 2020
Spooky Books and Movies to Stream on Hoopla in October
There’s a chill to the air and pumpkins are everywhere. Why not curl up with a hot apple cider and download one of these spooky books or movies?
National Dog Day
Wednesday, August 26 will be National Dog Day! Check out these wonderful stories written about man’s best friend! Here are some of our favorite books and downloadable canine content to borrow or stream and download.
Take a Virtual Surf Vacation
Take a virtual surf vacation with these epic eBooks, eAudioBooks, and streaming videos all available on-demand from Hoopla with your San Mateo County Libraries card!
The 10 Best Period Dramas Streaming on Hoopla Right Now
Have you already watched every season of Downton Abbey? Do you have a strong opinion about which film version of Pride and Prejudice is the best? (Ahem, clearly the 1995 BBC version with Colin Firth.) Are you looking to kick back with a warm cup of tea and some scones and escape to the English…
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
San Mateo County Libraries wants to invite all parents or caregivers with young children to join our new "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" program! Reading 1,000 books with your child before kindergarten may seem like a daunting task in addition to all the other obligations of parenting, but shared reading is fun and yields considerable benefits…
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