Outside the Lines

When’s the last time you said hello to your library? It’s time we reintroduced ourselves.

San Mateo County Libraries joins more than 200 libraries and organizations worldwide to participate in Outside the Lines, opens a new window, a week-long grassroots initiative – September 11-17, 2016 – celebrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Together we're working towards shifting perceptions of libraries and reconnecting our communities with the creativity, technology, discovery, and all of the fun and unexpected experiences happening in libraries today.

Our libraries are about so much more than just books – think:

...The list goes on and on.

Throughout the week, we will host creative and unexpected activities meant to demonstrate how our community libraries are more relevant than ever before. Have some fun and get involved in this week-long celebration!