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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.
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News & Events
Summer Learning Programs
See what's in store for your student at the library this summer. Learn more»
Save the Date
Friends of the Library Book Sale
The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale is scheduled for September 19 - 21. Stop by to find a treasure.
Friends of the Library
Author's Gala 2014 a Success!
More than 200 library supporters attended the Gala that featured Pulitzer prize-winning author A. Scott Berg, who discussed his newly released biography, Wilson.
Funds raised through the live auction and Fund-A-Need will enable the Main Library extend operating hours starting July 2014.
Library Opens Earlier!
Thanks to the success of the recent Authorís Gala the Main Library will be open at 10 am instead of 11 am Monday through Saturday. The Marina branch will be open at 1 pm on Monday and 10 on Saturday and the Hillsdale branch will open at 1 pm on Tuesday and 10 am on Saturday.
San Mateo Public Library partners with golfers to keep 'youth on course' for success.
program is a collaboration with the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA and wildly popular with children.
get volunteer guidance on job research, resumes and online job applications.
is the gateway to information and staying connected to family, friends and world events.
at the Library celebrate the rich diversity of our community
is one of many joyful programs serving our families and children.