Welcome to the San Mateo Public Library Foundation!
We are dedicated to raising both private and public funds to help support the dynamic, diverse and educational programs and services our Library has to offer.
Please explore our website and learn about what we do and how you can help us support the San Mateo Public Library.
The 2016 Author's Gala raised over $115,000 for the San Mateo Public Library Foundation!
Funds raised directly benefit our community by helping to ensure that residents have greater access to our marvelous public library. Beginning July 1:
With this increased access, you’ll have more time for to Discover, Enjoy, Connect and Learn at the San Mateo Public Libraries.
More than just a place for books, our library offers diverse programs and resources, from early literacy and student learning to job search support, research help, internet access, and more. You can peruse your home country’s newspaper, find your business niche, borrow digital tablets and MiFi hotspots, and find your next favorite book. There is something for everyone at the San Mateo Public Library.
Executive Director Search
The Board of Directors of the San Mateo Public Library Foundation is seeking a motivated, dynamic, and experienced professional to lead its growing fundraising efforts in support of the San Mateo Public Library as it celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the new library facilities. The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the overall development and implementation of the SMPLF’s fundraising program which includes direct mail appeals, personal solicitation, corporate and foundation grants and sponsorships, and a few special events. The position is part time (50%) with the opportunity to establish a schedule which fits the ED’s other personal commitments and the Foundation’s needs. The anticipated start date is late August/early September. Please click here to learn more about the position, major responsibilities, what skills and attributes the Foundation is seeking, and the application process. The deadline for applying is July 15, 2016.
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