Support San Mateo County Libraries on Library Giving Day!

April 3 is Library Giving Day, opens a new window! Founded by the Seattle Public Library Foundation, Library Giving Day is a one-day fundraising event that encourages people to donate to their local library.

Library Giving Day reminds us that public libraries are critical spaces. In addition to having books, libraries offer exciting programs that promote lifelong learning and connect people to technology.

San Mateo County Libraries is thrilled to provide a wide range of collection items, programs and services to our communities. However, many of these resources would not exist without the support of the Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries and Friends of the Library groups.

About the Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries

The Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries subsidizes the innovative programming and services that allow for equitable access to our 11 communities. Funding priorities include youth and family services, community engagement and lifelong learning. 

Since 2019, our Foundation has donated $316,000 to programs and projects such as the Makermobile, Big Lift Inspiring Summers, Raising a Reader and Brisbane Library's new children's area. By choosing to support the foundation, you'll be investing in the ability to enhance the lives of all individuals within our communities. Learn more about our Foundation

About the Friends of the Library

San Mateo County Libraries is proud to have 10 independent non-profit groups that raise funds for individual libraries and systemwide initiatives. Our Friends of the Library groups support beloved programs and special projects like storytimes, author talks, musical performances, technology classes and new makerspaces. Learn more about Friends of the Library.

Donate to our Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries or your local Friends of the Library group. Every dollar donated has a positive impact on our community!