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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Curbside Holds Pickup

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Our curbside pickup service offers a contactless and convenient way to obtain books and other materials. Access to our library buildings remain closed to the public.

How does curbside pickup work?

  1. Place holds on the items you want in the library catalog. &a...
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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Looking for Tax Information?

Tax Forms

Federal Tax Forms -

Federal Form 1040 and 1040-SR instructions and booklets in English and Spanish are available at the Main Library. Federal tax forms may be ordered directly by phone: 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676).

California State Tax Forms -

California...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Virtual Art Exhibits

Artist Henri Virtual Art Gallery

Even though the Main Library is closed, you can enjoy our rotating art exhibits by local artists virtually!  The following exhibits will be available online from March 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021.

HenriWatercolors/AcrylicsView the Exhibit

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Dial-A-Story

Dial-A-Story

Hear library staff & community readers read stories and poems!  Available 24/7 by calling (650) 844-8844.  Escuche cuentos, historias y poemas grabados por el personal de la biblioteca y los lectores de la comunidad desde su teléfono...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Technology Lending Is Back!

Tech Lending

Hotspots and Chromebooks are now available to check out through our curbside pick-up service at the Main Library!  No appointment is needed.

Call (650) 522-7818 and staff will assist you with reserving a device.  Due to the limited number...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

USCIS Webinars

USCIS Webinars

Every Wednesday afternoon in March:Wednesday, March 3, 4pmGet to Know USCIS

Wednesday, March 10, 4pmHow to Become a US CitizenWednesday, March 17, 4pmH2A Visas, Temporary Agricultural Workers Presentation

Wednesday, March 24, 4pmUSCIS Online Resources and C...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

YANovCon Short Story Contest

YA Nov Con Short Story Contest

All 6 – 12th grade students who live or go to school in San Mateo County are invited to submit a short story of 500 words maximum based on one of these three themes: mental health, social justice body positivity.1st place prize: Book Bundle and Journal, 2...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Need Job Search Assistance?

JobSeekers

Need job search assistance?  Get help with resumes, interviews, applications, and more!  Sign up for a 30 minute appointment and a trained volunteer will meet with you online via Zoom.  Appointments are available weekdays three ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

DVD Bundle

DVD Bundle

Can't decide what to watch?  Do you miss browsing for DVDs?  Just want to binge watch without waiting for a curbside appointment?  Sign up for a DVD bundle - we pick 5 DVDs based on your viewing interests.  Sig...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Mixed Bags for Teens

Mixed Bags for Teens

Sign up to receive a Mixed Bag, bags will contain two books. Bags will be available for pick up at the San Mateo Public Library Main, Marina, and Hillsdale branches.  We will contact you when your bag is ready for pick up (approximately 5-10 days...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Book Bundles For Kids!

Book Bundles for Kids

Choose from one of eight different topics:

  • ABC’s & 123’s/Colors
  • Animals
  • Board Books
  • Diverse Voices
  • Fantasy
  • Funny
  • Graphic Novels
  • Things That Go

What is a Book Bundle?  A Book Bundle is a set of 6 books on the same topic or theme, and may include Fictio...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Book Bundles for Teens

Book Bundle for Teens revised Feb 2021

Fill out a questionnaire and library staff will curate 5 books that match your reading interests.  For students in the 8th – 12th grade only.

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Free Online Tutoring

Brainfuse

Get unlimited, live homework help with your San Mateo Public Library card.  Tutors are available 1pm-10pm daily.

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