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San Mateo County Libraries Receives Inno… San Mateo County Libraries Receives Inno…

By Cris
On October 12, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced that we are one of the twenty most innovative libraries in the nation. The 2017 …
On October 12, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced that we are one of the twenty most innovative libraries in the nation. The 2017 …

San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame Tr… San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame Tr…

By Amanda
A multimedia display of the extraordinary women inducted in the Hall of Fame is now traveling throughout the San Mateo County Libraries.
A multimedia display of the extraordinary women inducted in the Hall of Fame is now traveling throughout the San Mateo County Libraries.

Everyone Is a Maker Everyone Is a Maker

By JC
Everyone is a Maker is the title of our new roadmap for a systemwide network of makerspaces throughout San Mateo County. We aim to encourage…
Everyone is a Maker is the title of our new roadmap for a systemwide network of makerspaces throughout San Mateo County. We aim to encourage…

New Bookmobile Stops! Is one near you? New Bookmobile Stops! Is one near you?

By Ame
Check us out! We are introducing new Bookmobile stops that will expand our reach, support discovery, enrich lives, and create inspiring exp…
Check us out! We are introducing new Bookmobile stops that will expand our reach, support discovery, enrich lives, and create inspiring exp…

The Book Bikes Are Coming! The Book Bikes Are Coming!

By Nicole
Think of a book bike as a mini mobile library on three wheels. The wheels are essential; we ride out with books, WiFi and programs, on a mis…
Think of a book bike as a mini mobile library on three wheels. The wheels are essential; we ride out with books, WiFi and programs, on a mis…

Share Your Story Share Your Story

Share your engaging and vibrant story of how our services and invaluable resources has had an impact on you or your community.
Share your engaging and vibrant story of how our services and invaluable resources has had an impact on you or your community.

San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigio… San Mateo County Libraries Win Prestigio…

By Amanda
San Mateo County Libraries win prestigious American Library Association public relations award for rebranding campaign, "Open for Exploratio…
San Mateo County Libraries win prestigious American Library Association public relations award for rebranding campaign, "Open for Exploratio…

Visit Our Lookmobile! Visit Our Lookmobile!

By Maria
Visit our Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San…
Visit our Lookmobile, an interactive mobile library designed to activate outdoor spaces and increase hands-on learning opportunities in San…

ULC Recognizes San Mateo County Librarie… ULC Recognizes San Mateo County Librarie…

By Maria
We're proud to share that the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) named us as one of 10 Top Innovators in the country in the category of Learning…
We're proud to share that the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) named us as one of 10 Top Innovators in the country in the category of Learning…

What Does Your Dream Library Look Like? What Does Your Dream Library Look Like?

By Maria
(FOR EAST PALO ALTO RESIDENTS ONLY) Help shape the future of the library by completing our quick online survey and earn a chance to win an A…
(FOR EAST PALO ALTO RESIDENTS ONLY) Help shape the future of the library by completing our quick online survey and earn a chance to win an A…

Progress on the New Half Moon Bay Librar… Progress on the New Half Moon Bay Librar…

By Maria
We are delighted to report that Phase 1 of the New Half Moon Bay Library Project is underway! The old Half Moon Bay Library building has be…
We are delighted to report that Phase 1 of the New Half Moon Bay Library Project is underway! The old Half Moon Bay Library building has be…

Half Moon Bay Library Groundbreaking Half Moon Bay Library Groundbreaking

By Maria
San Mateo County Libraries and our partners - the City of Half Moon Bay and San Mateo County - are pleased to announce that after years of …
San Mateo County Libraries and our partners - the City of Half Moon Bay and San Mateo County - are pleased to announce that after years of …

Project update: New Half Moon Bay Librar… Project update: New Half Moon Bay Librar…

On June 12 at 5:00 PM, the old Half Moon Bay Library will close its doors forever in anticipation of construction of the site’s new library…
On June 12 at 5:00 PM, the old Half Moon Bay Library will close its doors forever in anticipation of construction of the site’s new library…

The New Woodside Library The New Woodside Library

On April 16, 2016, the Woodside Library opened after a nine month renovation. The opening celebration marked a full day of activities for…
On April 16, 2016, the Woodside Library opened after a nine month renovation. The opening celebration marked a full day of activities for…

Temporary closures scheduled for Foster… Temporary closures scheduled for Foster…

The City of Foster City has scheduled repair and maintenance of the Children's Room. For your safety, the Children's Room will be closed fo…
The City of Foster City has scheduled repair and maintenance of the Children's Room. For your safety, the Children's Room will be closed fo…
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