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Investing in the Future
of Your Libraries

Community Engagement

Your support will help allow the libraries to move outside of the walls of the building and provide additional services. Below are some examples of programming your donations will support.

Mobile Programs

Mobile services deliver services, materials, and programs in new ways that promote equitable access to all our libraries have to offer. Your donations support retrofitting or adding equipment for the mobiles.

San Mateo County Libraries mobile bookmobile


This library on wheels ventures out to area schools, neighborhoods, local fairs and festivals with innovative programing to ensure all residents of San Mateo County are life-long library users. The Bookmobile offers a collection for children and adults, including new movies and books, magazines, WiFi hotspots, Spanish language materials, and more.

child enjoying San Mateo County Libraries mobile LookMobile


This County micro climate learning machine visits our libraries and local schools and provides outdoor inquiry-based experiences for visitors.

San Mateo County Libraries Playmobile is a mobile playground


This playground on wheels will visit families with children 0-5 to provide an opportunity for youth children to explore. Coming Soon

San Mateo County Libraries Makermobile is a mobile Makerspace


This DIY machine will bring Makerspace to communities that will not have a dedicated Makerspace at their local library to tinker and use sewing machines, 3D printers and more. Coming Soon

As mobile services grow, the commitment remains the same—support discovery, enrich lives, create inspiring experiences, and uplift San Mateo County communities.