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Support the San Mateo Library

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.

Save the date

5th Annual Author's Gala
featuring
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Green Hills Country Club

The Author's Gala is sold out. Please contact the office at 650-558-9100 to be added to our waiting list.

Please contact the foundation office for further information, tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

Here's how you can participate!

· Become a member of the host committee »
· Become a corporate sponsor »
· Purchase an ad in the Gala program »

Learn more about the 2016 Author's Gala »

Gala 2015 with Joyce Carol Oates

The Author's Gala raised over $135,000 for the San Mateo Public Library Foundation!

Gala contributions will not only continue to support Library hours but will help launch a new technology lending service featuring:

  • Hand-held portable devices for use inside and outside the Library
  • WiFi hot-spots to use with devices at home or outside the Library
  • Tools to address the digital divide in San Mateo community

This new service enables Library to be always "open" to the families, children, students and business professionals in our community. Thank you for your support!

News & Events

Thank you to our sponsors!

donor appreciation 2015


Become a Member of the
Leadership Circle

Members will receive an invitation to the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Main Library. Event will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016. Join now »

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.

Save the Date

ANNUAL FALL BOOK SALE

September 16, 17 & 18, 2016

book sale

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AmazonSmile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to San Mateo Public Library Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Shop now!

Promoting Literacy at the San Mateo Public Library Foundation

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.

San Mateo Public Library Foundation • 55 West Third Avenue • San Mateo, CA 94402 • Phone: 650-558-9100 • Email Us
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