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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Boost Your Research With New Reference Databases

Get ready to unlock even more information with your San Mateo County Libraries card! To better serve our community’s research and reference needs, San Mateo County Libraries along with the Peninsula Libraries, are switching from Gale reference databases to EBSCO databases on July 1, 2019. Gale reference databases, such as General OneFile, Academic OneFile, the…
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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) is happening all throughout May in San Mateo County! MHAM is one of the best times of the year where we can increase awareness and inspire action to reduce stigma against those with mental health and substance use conditions. This year, San Mateo County Libraries and Peninsula Library System partnered…
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Spring Into Financial Well-Being!

Just in time for Money Smart Week (March 30-April 6), San Mateo County Libraries now offers Financial Ratings Series Online by Weiss Ratings and Greyhouse Publishing for our community. Complimenting Morningstar Investment Research Center, Financial Ratings Series Online provides independent information to help consumers make informed decisions about their finances including insurance, Medicare, banking, and…
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Extra! Extra! Read The New York Times Digital Edition Through the Library!

San Mateo County Libraries patrons now have access to the full edition of The New York Times without a subscription. You can find all regular newspaper content, photography, and videos dating back from 1851 to present. You’ll also have access to Mandarin and Spanish versions. Like to only read the Style section or the Opinions…
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Celebrate the Splendor of Unicorns!

With the resurgence of Lisa Frank, the abundance of “Unicorn”-flavored foods and beverages, and the incorporation of unicorns into pop culture, some might say these magical one-horned horse creatures are having a moment. I’d argue, however, that unicorns have staying power — and have been capturing human fascination since Ancient Greece. January 11th is your…
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