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National Library Week

1 Apr 2024 8:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

National Library Week: First observed in 1958, this national celebration, sponsored by the American Library Association, occurs each April.  For 2024, National Library Week is April 7-13.

During this week, the San Mateo Public Library Foundation is spotlighting the programming that the San Mateo Public Library offers. Among the various activities, there are quite a few kid- and family-friendly ones. Any time during the week, go on a self-paced scavenger hunt that involves visiting all three branches of the San Mateo Public Library (with a chance to win gift cards for complete and accurate submissions). On April 7, you can take your pre-K and early elementary school children to a lively concert featuring the Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés. And on April 13, bring the whole family to check out all the library-related programming and performances at a festival in San Mateo’s Central Park. More details can be found here:

After the week is over, visit the San Mateo Public Library to take advantage of its regular offerings.  Did you know that you could:

·       Attend book clubs and other meetups, as well as storytimes (including baby, toddler, family, and many more)

·       Take your kids to watch movies (including after school movie clubs and Saturday morning cartoons)

·       Sign up for crafting and other classes (where you can learn how to make things such as miniature book charms and origami boxes)

·       Borrow a California State Parks Pass and equipment (backpack kit and child carrier backpack kit)

·       Get assistance with your computer or electronic device from Tech Help

·       Use or borrow various equipment, such as sewing machines, induction stove kits, portable photo studios, and lots more

·       Reserve museum passes through Discover and Go

All of this is available for free, as long as you have a library card!

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