Winter Challenge 2018-2019

School is out for winter break, but don't get the winter blues! Register online now and take part in our Winter Challenge! The program is open for babies to teens (up to 19 years of age) and participating is easy! Have fun this winter by logging 300 minutes of reading and doing two new activities…
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Native American Heritage Month

Here at San Mateo County Libraries we honor the richly diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of indigenous peoples. We will be hosting several fun and educational Native American workshops and events for children and teens throughout the month of November. Activities for Children Southwest Clay Pot Workshop Learn about the rituals, ceremonies, and everyday life…
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Celebrate Latinx at the Library

Come join us for a celebration of Latinx Heritage at San Mateo County Libraries! Up until mid-November we'll be hosting several events. 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…
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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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