If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
– African proverb
Did you know that Menlo Park Library has a smartphone app? Use it to check out library books on your phone, or scan any book's ISBN barcode to see if the library has it in stock. Convenient and free. Now you know! Here's what's happening at the library this week 😃📚
📆 Book-ish Trivia Night. The popular after-hours trivia gathering for adults 21+ is back! A sparkling evening of games, prizes, snacks, and (adult) beverages in a decidedly book-ish setting.Read more Subscribe
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. ― James Baldwin
Did you know that Menlo Park library card holders can download free passes to over 120 local museums and other cultural institutions? Now you know! Here's what's happening at the library this week 😃📚
📆 Nathalia Music. A fun, bilingual family concert that’ll have everyone singing and dancing along.Read more Subscribe
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. ― Albert Einstein
Did you know that Menlo Park Library can find virtually any book you want, and have it brought here for you to pick up? Over 11 million titles from libraries across California and Nevada are available on request. Now you know! Here are some library updates we think you'll enjoy 😃📚
📆 There's still time to enter the Youth Poster Exhibition! All posters will be placed on display at the Library for two months. Outstanding entries will receive cash prizes and other awards. Deadline to enter is February 12. Easy and fun!Read more Subscribe
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Did you know that Americans visit libraries more often than movie theaters and sporting events combined? Now you know! Here's what's happening at the library this week 😃📚
📆 Illustrating Yourself and Your Neighbors. This free workshop by artist Alexandra Bowman will teach you simple ways to illustrate your community while focusing on color and composition. Part of the "My Community" Youth Poster Exhibition workshop series.Read more Subscribe
Menlo Park Library Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization established in 2005. Our sole mission is to help Menlo Park Library create lifelong learning environments where children, families, teens, adults, and seniors share ideas and experiences—and inspire each other to achieve their dreams.
Become a supporting member
As a grassroots, all-volunteer nonprofit organization, 100% of our fundraising proceeds are used to help support and develop Menlo Park Library, including:
- Provide capital funding for Library equipment and technology
- Expand community access to books through the Little Free Library project
- Awaken creativity through the Youth Poetry Contest and Youth Poster Exhibition
- Support K-12 student success through the Belle Haven Homework Center
- Grow innovative new programs like the upcoming Seed Lending Library
- ... and much more
With your help, we can build on these successes and advance the Menlo Park Library to meet 21st-century needs. Become a Supporting Member of the Menlo Park Library Foundation today!