Winter Challenge 2018-2019

School is out for winter break, but don't get the winter blues! Register online now and take part in our Winter Challenge! The program is open for babies to teens (up to 19 years of age) and participating is easy! Have fun this winter by logging 300 minutes of reading and doing two new activities…
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CLA Conference 2018

I finally checked off an item from my librarian bucket list, attend a CLA Conference. What is CLA and why would I want to attend their conference? CLA stands for California Library Association, and their mission statement best sums up their purpose: CLA is the community for California libraries. The Association provides leadership for the…
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National Apple Day

Apples are my favorite fruit. They are so versatile! I can eat them raw or bake them. I can eat them plain or dip them in caramel, peanut butter, or even with my favorite chili powder. I've also eaten more varieties of apples than I can count with both hands; Fuji, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady…
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Must Read Latinx Books 2018

Have you exhausted your summer reading list? If you’re like me and not sure where to turn to next for fall reading, browse through our list of Must Read Latinx Books, 2018 edition! You can also check out our list from last year. Made up of some oldies (but goodies), as well as more recent…
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Celebrate Latinx at the Library

Come join us for a celebration of Latinx Heritage at San Mateo County Libraries! Up until mid-November we'll be hosting several events. Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated between September 15 and October 15. It was initially created to honor the various Independence Day dates of many Latin American countries including, but not limited to, Mexico…
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National S’mores Day

August 10th is National S’Mores Day! I thought I would honor National S’mores Day by counting down my top three favorite summer moments that included (of course!) making s’mores. #3 Great America Unlike my other experiences this summer, which were with my entire family, this trip to Great America on an unassuming Wednesday afternoon in…
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Potty Training Picture Books

It seemed to take forever to potty train my daughter. Every time I would get together with a relative I would always get asked, "How's the potty training?" Sometimes I had a funny story to tell them, like the time she pooped on my library school homework, and other times I would recount all the…
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Month of the Young Child

April is Month of the Young Child here at San Mateo County Libraries! Join us at our 12 branches for family-friendly activities and musical performances aimed to please and entertain the younger children in our homes. All month long we will dance, sing, stretch, and learn along with you as we welcome the Bay Area…
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Must Read Latinx Books

San Mateo County Libraries is proud to have such a diverse collection of books that serve our community. In honor of Latinx Heritage Celebration, September 15th through October 15th, our librarians have collected a list of their favorite books that feature a Latinx character. Check them out below! Picture Books If you haven’t read our…
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