Community Conversations

A year of listening, learning and discovering shared values. In September of 2017, San Mateo County Libraries will launch our “Community Conversations” program which brings community members – of different walks of life and with differing views – to listen, learn, and discover common connections with one another in a safe space. Every month, we’ll bring […]

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Latin Grammy Winning Bilingual Artist 123 Andrés Performs at San Mateo County Libraries

Fronting a jamming band, the Colombian born multi-instrumentalist brings educational messages and bilingual lyrics to a non-stop party. Andrés’ message to kids is definitely not about keeping still. - Billboard Joyous – Boston Globe Very innovative, very creative, with a great melodic sense, to play music that our smaller kids will appreciate and learn. - […]

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San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigious American Library Association Public Relations Award

"Open for Exploration" Campaign Offers New Vision for Libraries On April 25, the American Library Association (ALA) announced that we are one of eight recipients of its prestigious 2017 John Cotton Dana Award, which is given to libraries for outstanding public relations. The ALA is recognizing us for our rebranding campaign, “Open for Exploration”, which […]

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“Check It Out!” Energy and Water Saving Toolkits

County library users can borrow a “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Savings Toolkit from any community public library in San Mateo County. Outfitted with tools, supplies, measuring devices and a user-friendly guide, the toolkits can help residents conserve water, use less electricity and save money by taking a few simple actions. The toolkits contain […]

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