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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Enrich K-12 Reading With TeachingBooks.Net!

Get help this school year with new library online resources! San Mateo County Libraries patrons can now use TeachingBooks.net to empower young readers. This suite of databases provides multimedia content to complement children’s and young adult books. Students and parents can access six TeachingBooks databases through San Mateo County Libraries: Book Guides & Lesson Plans…
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Celebrate Latinx at the Library

Come join us for a month long celebration of Latinx Heritage at San Mateo County Libraries! 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, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and…
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International Literacy Day

September 8th is International Literacy Day! Literacy is the ability to read, write, compute, and use technology at a level that enables an individual to reach his or her full potential as a parent, employee, and community member. International Literacy Day shines a spotlight on global literacy needs: 32 million adults in the United States…
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2018 Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn! This year, Mid-Autumn takes place on Monday, September 24th! The Mid-Autumn Festival is honored all throughout Asia, celebrating family, harvest and the full moon. San Mateo County Libraries invite you to join us and celebrate with paper lantern-making, Chinese brush painting, Chinese Button Knot bracelet crafts, moon cakes, and more! We're also bringing…
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National Beach Day

As summer starts to wind down, I’m dreaming of warm sand and cool blue waves cresting along a beach. I have many fond childhood memories of weekends spent under the sun swimming and snorkeling in the tropical shores of Guam. When my family moved to California, we spent many more weekends walking and having picnics…
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