Explore ABCMouse at Home!

San Mateo County Libraries is excited to announce that ABCmouse, our online educational resource, is now available for use at home!

ABCmouse is an interactive and engaging resource for children ages 2 to 8, with educational concepts and activities that are designed to provide a stronger learning foundation for school. Created by nationally recognized early childhood education experts the ABCmouse curriculum incorporate themes such as reading, phonics, sight words, math, art, geography, music, and much, much more. Activities are also available in Spanish, with new content being added monthly. Lessons are tailored to specific ages, intended for children to learn important educational basics (often referred to as "the ABC’s") through the use of a computer mouse. ABCmouse even features learning assessments and reward systems, to measure your child’s progress through the curriculum.

ABCmouse can be accessed by children independently or together as a family, both inside and outside of the library! All you need is a library card to check out a free license for home use, which will be available for four weeks. There are a limited amount of checkouts and after the four weeks, you have an opportunity for another four-week checkout, if available. If all licenses are in use, you would get placed on a waiting list. During this time, the child’s profile and progress are saved so you can pick up where you left off.

Don’t forget, you can always use ABCmouse inside any San Mateo County Libraries location, on a desktop or laptop through the library’s WiFi. ABCmouse is accessible on smart devices, downloadable through the app store on iOS,, opens a new window Android, opens a new window and Amazon, opens a new window.

Get started and enrich your child’s academic success today!