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  WHY GIVE  

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Play a direct role in the vitality of our community.

The San Mateo Public Library's core funding comes from the cities of San Mateo and Hillsborough. However, as you can see from the above chart — this funding is significantly lower than our neighboring cities'. 

A Healthy Library = A Healthy Community.

A donation is your opportunity to invest in our social fabric.

Support our Library: $135K Goal

SMPLF's Fall Campaign is Underway!

Here's a partial list:

  • Transform the children's patio into a green and interactive garden with custom shade, picnic tables, stackable Adirondack seating, and drought-tolerant landscaping. 

  • Digitize historical materials to complement the new genealogical collection.

 

  • Expand makerspace offerings to provide sewing machines, a 3D printer, and laser cutters.

 

  • Subscribe to Nature and PressReader to offer premier science and international content.

 

  • Re-floor the Teen Lounge to make it multipurpose and practical.

 

  • Replace chairs for patrons and staff to be ergonomic, comfortable and clean.

Thank you for helping fund our library!

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