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California State Parks Pass

With your library card you can borrow a California State Libraries Park Pass! Place a hold with your library card through the catalog or drop by any San Mateo Public Library and ask the Accounts Desk if there is a Quick Pick pass available to borrow. The pass entitles you to a free vehicle day-use entry for one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle at over 200 participating state parks. Checkout is for 3 weeks with no renewals. The California State Library Parks Pass is a partnership between California State Parks and the California State Library.
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San Mateo Libraries Are Now Fine-Free

We have joined other Peninsula Library System partners and other libraries across the United States in becoming fine-free. Effective June 16, 2022, we will no longer be charging overdue fees for items that belong to the San Mateo Public Library. This does not include lost or damaged items, or the late return of items in the Technology Lending collection. We still ask you to adhere to due dates to ensure that items are accessible to other members of the community. Existing fines on accounts will be waived. This policy, approved by the San Mateo City Council, is an effort to provide more equitable access to library materials, services, and resources to all members of the community by removing the social inequity that fines can cause.
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San Mateo Police Department Hosts Community Events

There are several upcoming events where you can show your support for your community and for your police department. We invite you to join us for the following:. On Wednesday, June 22 from 9-11 a.m., join us for Coffee with a Cop. We’ll be at 3 Bees Coffee (224 E. 3rd Ave.), chatting with whomever wants to come out and chat with us. Got questions? Hopefully, we got answers. And while doing so, you’ll support small business here in San Mateo. We hope we’ll see you there!
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Summer Learning Challenge

Join this year’s 2022 Summer Learning Challenge, which runs from June 1 - August 31. Youth 18 years and younger can participate in the program to earn a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! Complete the program more than once to increase your chances of winning.
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Memorial Day Concert

Looking for something to do this Friday morning? The Senior Center Band is having a FREE concert this Friday, May 27 from 10:45-11:45am at the Senior Center (2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, 94403). Enjoy patriotic music to kick-off this Memorial Day weekend!
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Call For 3D Art

Would you like to exhibit your 3D art at the San Mateo Public Library or San Mateo City Hall? The Art Exhibit Selection Committee is currently accepting applications from artists to display in our galleries. The Committee is seeking 3D artwork that represents the diversity of our community, varied artistic styles, and mediums.
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Pandemic Healing Art Wall - Unveiling Event on May 13

Local artist and integrative healer Amie Tyler is bringing an interactive Pandemic Healing Art Wall to downtown San Mateo as an opportunity for the community to reflect and share their experiences over the past two years. Join us for an unveiling ceremony at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at the corner of B Street and Third Avenue to see the new installation, hear stories, and write in chalk on the pop-up art wall!

New Electric Vehicle Chargers in Downtown

We've expanded electric vehicle charging in Downtown San Mateo! We’ve installed 13 new electric vehicle level 2 chargers in the basement level of the Main Street Parking Garage. The chargers are located in the basement level of the garage, best accessed through the garage entrance on 1st Avenue. Download the PowerFlex App at the Apple App Store or Google Play to start charging!
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Housing & SB 9 - Virtual Workshop

Interested in housing issues here in San Mateo? Join a virtual community workshop to learn about Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) - a new state law that requires cities to ministerally approve up to two main housing units (i.e. duplexes) and certain subdivisions (i.e. urban lot splits) in single-family zoned areas. You can also share your feedback on how the city should implement this new state law.
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San Mateo Libraries are Now Fine-Free

Our San Mateo Public Library has joined its Peninsula Library System partners and other libraries across the United States in becoming fine-free! This means you will no longer be charged fees for the late return of most library items (although we still ask you to adhere to due dates to ensure that items are accessible to other members of the community) and existing fees on accounts will be waived. This policy, approved by the San Mateo City Council, is an effort to provide more equitable access to library materials, services, and resources to all members of the community by removing the social inequity that fines can cause.
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View the Library Card Design Contest Entries

All submissions for the library card design contest entries will be on display in the lobby of the Main Library until June 13, 2022. A panel of judges will select two winners (first place and runner-up) in each of the following categories: Children (up to age 12), Teens (13-17), and Adults (18+). Winners will be notified by May 26, 2022. An award reception will be held at the San Mateo Main Library in the Oak Room on June 9, 2022 at 6:00 PM to honor the winners and all the participants.
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News Flash

Our Draft Housing Element is now out! We’ve been collecting public input as we prepare this state-mandated document for how the City of San Mateo must plan for at least 7,000 new homes over the coming years. Learn more and share your input by May 6!. Posted on: April...
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