At San Mateo County Libraries, we champion freedom of speech with our collections and programs. Who better to help us celebrate that than some of our local news anchors? They are always giving us the news that allows us to make our own opinions based on the facts.
Join us for special bilingual storytimes with Telemundo anchors:
- Pilar Niño, opens a new window on Monday, December 5, at 10:30 AM - North Fair Oaks Library
- Yomara Lopez, opens a new window on Wednesday, December 14, at 11:00 AM - Half Moon Bay Library
We will read stories in Spanish to celebrate the diverse communities of Latin America and stories celebrating freedom of speech. Check back at our events page for more storytimes with NBC Bay Area, opens a new window anchors and other Telemundo, opens a new window reporters at select branches!
The library also plays a vital role in educating our communities and granting access to information. Our policies reflect our values in doing so with free speech in mind.
According to our Material Selection Policy, "It is the role of the public library to meet the information and interest needs of the total community. The San Mateo County Libraries affirms each individual's right of free access to information and ideas, whereby individual thoughts and opinions may be formed. To this end the library acquires and maintains materials representing the history of human thought, expression, and achievement; as well as those reflective of contemporary issues, trends and ideas."
We hope you join us for these upcoming storytimes celebrating our communities and freedom of speech and check out some books that expand your point of view. Remember to come and visit our variety of storytimes year-round including baby, toddler, preschool, musical, bilingual-Spanish, bilingual-Mandarin and family.