For Ghosties, Ghoulies, Long-Leggedy Beasties and Fairy Princesses

Your library has imaginative make-up, face painting and special effects books that will elevate everyone’s inner Halloween artist to that of master! See some recommendations below. While browsing, check out our Halloween party food books and magazines, too.  Even if you don't actually prepare any of the recipes, the clever concoctions are good for shared…
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Urban Libraries Council Recognizes San Mateo County Libraries for Library Innovation

We're proud to share that the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) named us as one of 10 Top Innovators in the country in the category of Learning: Birth through Teens. A panel of expert judges selected our Talk Read Sing program from nearly 300 submissions in 10 categories that demonstrate the value and impact of public library service. We partnered with…
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National Novel Writing Month

It's that time again! November is National Novel Writing Month, where writers worldwide pick up their pens, pencils, styli, keyboards, tablets, quills, basically a writing implement of their choice, and crank out a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Will you take the challenge and join us for a writing extravaganza? We've got lots of awesome activities…
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One of those days

One of the perks of working in technical services at a library is you get to see lots of new materials come through. Sometimes a book will jump out at us and we have to stop and take a second look. Amy Krouse Rosenthal's One of Those Days is exactly that kind of book. With just a…
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New YA Fiction for September 2016

Get ready for the most anticipated and exciting young adult releases of the year! September 6 Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas Assassin-turned-queen Aelin Galathynius is challenged to forge dubious alliances in order to protect the fracturing kingdoms of Erilea from warmongering conquerors. September 20 Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes…
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