San Mateo County Appoints Aileen Cassinetto as Next San Mateo County Poet Laureate

Join us in congratulating Aileen Cassinetto on her appointment to the honorary post of Poet Laureate. As our county's next Poet Laureate, her role will be to elevate poetry among San Mateo County residents and to celebrate the literary arts by making poetry more accessible to people in their everyday lives. Created in 2013 by…
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San Mateo County Libraries Recognized for Library Innovation

The Urban Libraries Council announced San Mateo County Libraries as one of 10 Top Innovators during the 2018 ULC Annual Forum earlier this month. The ULC Innovations initiative spotlights libraries that use inventive approaches to further their mission and purpose. A panel of expert judges selected San Mateo County Libraries from 220 submissions in 10…
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Big Lift Inspiring Summers

Over a thousand eager students are now ready to tackle the new school year with some extra confidence thanks to an uplifting summer with San Mateo County Libraries and The Big Lift. In partnership with the County of San Mateo, San Mateo County Office of Education, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for…
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Summer Learning Challenge Instagram Giveaway: August Winners

To close out our Summer Learning Challenge 2018, we asked our Instagram followers to share their favorite Summer Learning Challenge activity. From exploring one of the oldest research libraries in Europe at Oxford University (!), dissecting owl pellets and building robots at our community libraries, to spending quality time with family, our followers filled their…
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2018 Emmy Awards

We are gearing up for the 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations coming up on Monday, September 17th! Every year the Television Academy honors their peers by recognizing the excellent programs created over the last year in areas of craftsmanship for television and the emerging media industry. Will your favorite television show or actor take home the…
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