Children's Programs and Storytimes

Featured Children's Programs

Upcoming Events

Paws for Tales

Paws for Tales
Monday, December 4, 2023
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Marina Library

Practice reading with a therapy dog. For kids ages 5 and up. Drop-in registration at the library. 

Muppet Treasure Island Movie

After School Movie Club
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library, Book Bubble

Hang out and watch a movie after school! There will be a craft available and plenty of space to sit and watch the movie Muppet Treasure Island! This movie is rated G.  Registration is required.
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Pony Bead Ornament

Melted Pony Bead Ornaments
Saturday, December 9, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Marina Library, Children's Area

Create a holiday ornament with pony beads at the Marina Library! For ages 5 and up. Registration is required since supplies are limited.

Holiday Ornament

3D Printed Holiday Ornaments For Kids
Thursday, December 14, 2023
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab

3D print a personalized holiday ornament!  For kids ages 10 and up. Due to printing time, finished projects will be available to pick up within 1-2 days of the program. Registration is required.


Weekly Storytimes

Weekly Storytimes

Get ready for Storytime!  Register to reserve a spot for your family on the corresponding day. 

Tuesdays: Babies (0-18 months)
Wednesdays: Toddlers (18 months - 3 years)

Storytimes will be held in the Oak Room of the Main Library at 10:30 AM.  Registration required.

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Dial A Story: Call (650) 844-8844 to listen to stories anytime from your phone! 

No screen or internet needed. Stories change every month. Adult short stories and children’s bilingual stories are also featured.

Kids Stories in ASL

Kids Stories in ASL

D-PAN- the Deaf Professional Arts Network, was originally created to help make music and music culture universally accessible by giving access to the Deaf and hard of hearing communities. 

Since 2006, D-PAN has lead the way to create high -quality American Sign Language (ASL) music videos by providing translation to song lyrics.

There are nearly 30 million Deaf/hard of hearing people living in the United States. We’d would like to connect these communities to additional resources, especially through literacy efforts!

Check out these great videos feature Kids Stories in ASL

Tech Lending Devices for Children


Launchpads are tablets that are pre-loaded with content, designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface, and 100% secure. Launchpads don't require Wi-Fi and there is nothing to download. Learn more about Launchpads and read how they can help bridge the digital divide

Launchpads can be checked out for 21 days, limit to 3 per card, and cannot be held or renewed. Launchpads are only available to San Mateo residents or San Mateo Public Library card holders. 

Playaway Launchpads and other technology lending devices were generously funded by the San Mateo Public Library Foundation.

The Pre-Loaded Tablet

Resources While at Home

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