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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.

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Tiffany and Co jewelry

Gala Raffle

Tiffany & Co. Jewelry

This year's raffle features three pieces from Tiffany & Company's Ziegfeld Collection designed for the actors in the film The Great Gatsby. To see jewelry or learn more about how to purchase tickets, click here.

Friends of the Library
Book Store Open at Library

Whenever library is open

Stop by the Friends of the Library book store in the library lobby to find gently used books for adults and children at great prices or shop from home for unique Friends of the Library items on Amazon by clicking here.

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Save the Date for Author's Gala 2014

Wilson by A. Scott BergThe Foundation's premier event, the Author's Gala, will be held on Saturday, May 10 at the Bayview Dining Room at the College of San Mateo. Hosted by the Literary Society, the event promises to be another wonderful evening with friends and library supporters. Pulitzer prize-winning author A. Scott Berg will be our featured author. His recent book Wilson has met with universal acclaim.

Click here to read more about the 2014 Gala »
Click here to learn more about A. Scott Berg »
Thank you to all our sponsors »

Gala Fundraising Keeps Library Open All Sundays during the Year!

With the success of the Gala fundraising effort, the Foundation is delighted to report that the Main Library will be open every day to discover, enjoy, connect and learn.

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Library Programs Make a Difference!
Youth Literacy Clinic

Youth Literacy Clinic

San Mateo Public Library partners with golfers to keep 'youth on course' for success.

Read to a Dog Program at the San Mateo Public Library

Read to a Dog

program is a collaboration with the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA and wildly popular with children.

Job Seekers Program at the San Mateo Public Library

Job Seekers

get volunteer guidance on job research, resumes and online job applications.

Free Computer and Internet Access at the San Mateo Public Library

Free Computer & Internet Access

is the gateway to information and staying connected to family, friends and world events.

Cultural Events at the Library celebrate the rich diversity of our community

Cultural Events

at the Library celebrate the rich diversity of our community

Registering first time card holders is one of many joyful programs serving our families and children.

Registering first time card holders

is one of many joyful programs serving our families and children.

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