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Reading Just Got Even More Fun With… Reading Just Got Even More Fun With…

By Ginny
San Mateo County Libraries has a new addition to our collection: VOX Books! These books are a hybrid between an audiobook and picture…
San Mateo County Libraries has a new addition to our collection: VOX Books! These books are a hybrid between an audiobook and picture…

Atherton Library Moves to Temporary… Atherton Library Moves to Temporary…

By Kwoods
Exciting plans are underway for the much-anticipated new Atherton Library Project! On August 17, Atherton Town Council approved city staff…
Exciting plans are underway for the much-anticipated new Atherton Library Project! On August 17, Atherton Town Council approved city staff…

Big Lift Inspiring Summers Big Lift Inspiring Summers

By Lorie
Over a thousand eager students are now ready to tackle the new school year with some extra confidence thanks to an uplifting summer with…
Over a thousand eager students are now ready to tackle the new school year with some extra confidence thanks to an uplifting summer with…

Summer Learning Challenge Instagram… Summer Learning Challenge Instagram…

By Lorie
To close out our Summer Learning Challenge 2018, we asked our Instagram followers to share their favorite Summer Learning Challenge…
To close out our Summer Learning Challenge 2018, we asked our Instagram followers to share their favorite Summer Learning Challenge…

Hundreds Gathered for the New Half Moon… Hundreds Gathered for the New Half Moon…

By Cris
Saturday, August 18, 2018 was filled with anticipation as the new Half Moon Bay Library opened its doors to the community for the first…
Saturday, August 18, 2018 was filled with anticipation as the new Half Moon Bay Library opened its doors to the community for the first…

Summer Learning Challenge Instagram… Summer Learning Challenge Instagram…

By Lorie
Midway through the Summer Learning Challenge, during the month of July, we asked our Instagram followers to think up their funniest…
Midway through the Summer Learning Challenge, during the month of July, we asked our Instagram followers to think up their funniest…

GoPro Action Kits Now Available for… GoPro Action Kits Now Available for…

By JC
Planning a Last Minute Summer Vacation? Don't forget to check out one of our new GoPro Action Camera Kits before you head out. You can…
Planning a Last Minute Summer Vacation? Don't forget to check out one of our new GoPro Action Camera Kits before you head out. You can…

Successful Groundbreaking Ceremony for… Successful Groundbreaking Ceremony for…

By Cris
Saturday, July 14, 2018 was filled with excitement as ground was broken for the new Brisbane Library. Attendees looked beyond the dirt…
Saturday, July 14, 2018 was filled with excitement as ground was broken for the new Brisbane Library. Attendees looked beyond the dirt…

Summer Learning Challenge Instagram… Summer Learning Challenge Instagram…

By Lorie
Every summer, we challenge our community to get the most of their summer by reading books, doing fun outdoor activities, and exploring new…
Every summer, we challenge our community to get the most of their summer by reading books, doing fun outdoor activities, and exploring new…

Experience Virtual Reality at SMCL… Experience Virtual Reality at SMCL…

By JC
Have you ever wanted to fly along the California coastline, skimming across tidepools and sand dunes? Do you wonder what it might be like t…
Have you ever wanted to fly along the California coastline, skimming across tidepools and sand dunes? Do you wonder what it might be like t…

Canon T6i Camera Kits Now Available for… Canon T6i Camera Kits Now Available for…

By Kenny
Just when you thought libraries couldn't possibly offer something more to check out...another one (DJ Khaled voice). Yup. We've done it...
Just when you thought libraries couldn't possibly offer something more to check out...another one (DJ Khaled voice). Yup. We've done it...

¡Ahora Están Disponibles Más Libros… ¡Ahora Están Disponibles Más Libros…

By Ginny
Con la tarjeta de Las Bibliotecas del Condado de San Mateo, nuestros usuarios pueden disfrutar de miles de títulos nuevos en español a…
Con la tarjeta de Las Bibliotecas del Condado de San Mateo, nuestros usuarios pueden disfrutar de miles de títulos nuevos en español a…

Stream Award-Winning Movies With Your… Stream Award-Winning Movies With Your…

By Ginny
San Mateo County patrons now have access to more than 30,000 films for free through Kanopy! All you need is your library card to watch awar…
San Mateo County patrons now have access to more than 30,000 films for free through Kanopy! All you need is your library card to watch awar…

No More Late Fees for 62+ No More Late Fees for 62+

By Maria
Starting January 1, 2018, San Mateo County Libraries are waiving any late fines on county library materials for individuals age 62 and olde…
Starting January 1, 2018, San Mateo County Libraries are waiving any late fines on county library materials for individuals age 62 and olde…

SMCL Staff Recipient of KPIX Jefferson A… SMCL Staff Recipient of KPIX Jefferson A…

By Sharon
Pacifica Library Assistant, Chris Vance, is the recipient of KPIX's Jefferson Award for Public Service. He has been recognized for his…
Pacifica Library Assistant, Chris Vance, is the recipient of KPIX's Jefferson Award for Public Service. He has been recognized for his…

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 …
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