Your Top Picks of 2022!

Are you curious about the top read books at the San Mateo County Libraries in 2022? So are we!

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Here are the top 10 most checked out books for adults and youth in our libraries from the past year.

Your Top Adult Picks of 2022

All That She Carried

All That She Carried explores the lives of enslaved women and chattel slavery through the study of a cotton sack gifted by an enslaved woman named Rose to her daughter Ashley.

Crying in H Mart

Zauner explores the impact of food on her continued connection to her deceased mother and to her Korean culture.

Minor Feelings

An autobiographical book of essays that explores what it means to be Asian-American in America.


A look into the cycles of history, Dalio encourages you to look to the past to predict the future.

The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook

From the award-winning Red Truck Bakery near Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, this cookbook is full of recipes that focus on local, seasonal produce, and country comfort.

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Your Top Youth Picks for 2022

Time for School, Little Blue Truck

Little Blue Truck and his friend Toad meet a yellow school bus and when someone misses the bus it is Little Blue Truck's chance to help his friend get to school on time.

Llama Llama Meets the Babysitter

Llama Llama is nervous to meet his new babysitter, but he soon finds out having a new babysitter is better than he thought!

Peppa Pig and the Earth Day Adventure

Peppa Pig and her family celebrate Earth Day with a trip to the botanical gardens.

Heat of the Lava Dragon

The 18th title in the Dragon Master series. This book sees Drake enlist the help of a lava dragon, a sea dragon, and a wind dragon to free his friends from being frozen in stone!

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2023

This book provides all sorts of fun facts about animals, pop culture, geography, history, science and more.

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