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Thank you to our donor family – all the individuals, corporate partners and foundations who have made and continue to make our beloved Library fully inclusive, enduringly resilient, and relentlessly innovative. Together, we are diverse team of advocates who share one thing in common: a deep appreciation for and love of our Library!

As a member of our donor family, you can count on us to stand by our values as we pursue our shared vision and mission for the future of San Mateo Public Library together.


Our Vision

We share the San Mateo Public Library’s vision:


San Mateo is a resilient, innovative, and inclusive community that is knowledgeable and empowered, embracing the future while honoring the past.

Our Mission

The SMPLF builds a community of Library advocates and donors by amplifying the Library’s vision and inspiring pride in its accomplishments.


We provide financial support to the Library, enhancing its impact on our community and ensuring its long-term vitality, particularly in these areas:

  • children and teen programs

  • literacy programs

  • job seekers programs

  • tech lending library

  • cultural programming

  • capital projects

Our Values

We are guided by our values in everything we do:


Inclusivity | Innovation | Resilience 

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