Celebrate Latinx at the Library

Come join us for a month long celebration of Latinx Heritage at San Mateo County Libraries! Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated between September 15 and October 15. It was initially created to honor the various Independence Day dates of many Latin American countries including, but not limited to, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and…
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2018 Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn! This year, Mid-Autumn takes place on Monday, September 24th! The Mid-Autumn Festival is honored all throughout Asia, celebrating family, harvest and the full moon. San Mateo County Libraries invite you to join us and celebrate with paper lantern-making, Chinese brush painting, Chinese Button Knot bracelet crafts, moon cakes, and more! We're also bringing…
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National S’mores Day

August 10th is National S’Mores Day! I thought I would honor National S’mores Day by counting down my top three favorite summer moments that included (of course!) making s’mores. #3 Great America Unlike my other experiences this summer, which were with my entire family, this trip to Great America on an unassuming Wednesday afternoon in…
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Summertime Is Fair Time

Family Fun for Everyone San Mateo County Libraries has a week of fun activities waiting for you at the San Mateo County Fair, June 9 -17, 2018. You’ll find our area just inside the Expo Hall. Once there, visit the Bookmobile which will be stationed at the Fair all week long, with fun activities and…
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Summer Learning Challenge Goes Digital With Launch of Beanstack

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Katie Woods, Communications Manager San Mateo County Libraries (650) 312-5274 SAN MATEO, CA- On June 1, the Summer Learning Challenge kicked off in every public library across San Mateo County with exciting changes to the 2018 program. This year the libraries are going digital with the launch of…
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Summer Learning Challenge 2018

It's back! Summer Learning Challenge 2018 begins June 1st, 2018. The Summer Learning Challenge is a fun -- and free -- way to engage children, families and even adults by challenging them to read books, explore new activities and learn new skills. This year we are going digital with the launch of an innovative site…
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Free Comic Book Day 2018

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book they’ll love. Every year, on the first Saturday in May, the industry comes together to give away free comics. This year FCBD happens on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 and features an amazing selection…
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Ditch Your Device Week 2018!

Do you think you could go a day without using your phone? How about a week? From April 30th to May 6th, 2018, San Mateo County Libraries challenge community members to limit their screen time and device usage through our celebration of Ditch Your Device Week! I’m sure many of us would find it difficult…
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Potty Training Picture Books

It seemed to take forever to potty train my daughter. Every time I would get together with a relative I would always get asked, "How's the potty training?" Sometimes I had a funny story to tell them, like the time she pooped on my library school homework, and other times I would recount all the…
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