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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National Bookmobile Day 2018

Join San Mateo County Libraries as we celebrate National Bookmobile Day (NBD) this Wednesday, April 11, 2018. NBD celebrates our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated library staff who provide an essential service to the community every day. Come show your support for the Bookmobile by saying hi to staff, sharing stories of your first visit…
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Month of the Young Child

April is Month of the Young Child here at San Mateo County Libraries! Join us at our 12 branches for family-friendly activities and musical performances aimed to please and entertain the younger children in our homes. All month long we will dance, sing, stretch, and learn along with you as we welcome the Bay Area…
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