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Last year, over 764,469 people visited the library and more than 36,881 people attended 1,345 dynamic and educational programs.

The San Mateo Public Library Foundation provides funding to bridge the gap between what city and state resources provide, and what our diverse community needs and expects from a 21st century community resource. 

Our mission is to seek private financial support from the community to ensure that high-quality Library programs and services will always be available.

MISSION STATEMENT

The San Mateo Public Library Foundation seeks private financial support from the community to ensure high-quality library services will always be available now and for future generations. 

Our objectives are:

  • Raise funds for the purchase of library materials and expanded collections, support of children’s services, adult literacy programs, biotech resource librarian and improved facilities.

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  • Support educational and promotional activities developed by the San Mateo Public Library.

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  • Support special projects at the request of the City Librarian including cultural events for the community.

BOARD

OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

Sunil Pandya

VICE-PRESIDENT

Terri Garnic

TREASURER
Gary Sprague

SECRETARY
Shelley Goldberg

PAST PRESIDENT
Ann Girard

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Jeanne Back

Chris Blom

Marie Chuang

Donna Divodi

Diane Ervin

Alexandra Gillen
Martha Nora

Amy Patel

Suzanne Simms

Erin Sinclair

EX-OFFICIO
James Moore -- City Librarian

Elizabeth DeWinter -- President, Library Board of Trustees

Foundation Office
Lynne Esselstein, Executive Director
Anne Bernard, Business Coordinator

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Photo: Tom Jung, San Mateo Daily Journal