Support San Mateo County Libraries During Library Giving Day!

Support your library during Library Giving Day, opens a new window! San Mateo County Libraries is part of a nationwide coalition of libraries joining forces to raise funds through an inaugural Library Giving Day campaign. This campaign reminds us that our libraries serve as a cornerstone for our communities. Beyond well-loved books, our libraries offer innovative programs that promote lifelong learning, connect you to technology, and advance knowledge. This one-day online fundraising event will occur on Wednesday, April 10th and encourages everyone to make a gift in support of the library. Donate anytime now through April 10th by visiting our new foundation, opens a new window.

The Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries was established in 2018 to build a legacy for our communities. The primary source of the libraries’ revenue comes from dedicated property taxes and covers the staffing and basic operational costs of the libraries. However, the extensive and innovative programming offered for all ages comes from one-time funds, which are not guaranteed year after year. For our libraries to continue to thrive, a systemwide foundation was established to strengthen and invest in library programs and initiatives. The three primary funding areas include:

  • Youth and Family Services
  • Community Engagement
  • Lifelong Learning

Join us! By becoming a donor, you will invest in the power to enrich the lives of everyone in our communities. With gifts from generous people like you, we can continue to fund and enhance library collections and technology, free programs and events, and expanded access – ensuring the continued strength of San Mateo County Libraries.

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