For this year's Coastside Gives Day of Giving, Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library has set a goal of raising $10,000 to support summer camp activities on the Coastside through San Mateo County Libraries.  Kids will enjoy STEM learning activities and exciting field trips, while building their personal libraries with free books.  Our funds will supplement on-site and/or virtual performances, materials for at-home activities, and healthy meals and snacks.

Let's give our kids a fun and engaging summer!

Click here to donate anytime from now through Thursday, May 6, and thanks for your support!

Thanks for helping to make Coastside Gives a huge success for the Friends of the Library in 2020. We were thrilled to receive donations of over $13,000 toward the library's Adult Meals program. The Library began offering Adult Meals in early September, 2020. In the first 5 months over 2,800 meals were served, and the numbers are increasing every month!

Click here to join the Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library, renew your membership, or make a one-time donation.

March, 2021 Update:

All San Mateo County Library buildings remain closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you for holding onto your book donations until the library reopens and we are again able to accept donations.

While the library building is closed, curbside pickup is offered along with extensive online services. Click here for more information.

Some guidelines for book donations (when we are able to take books again):

Books must be clean, in good condition and boxed. Bankers box size (10x12x15) is ideal.

  • Fiction in good condition, no more than 10 years old

  • Non-fiction in good condition

  • Children's books in good condition, including children's books in Spanish

  • CD's or DVD's in good condition and in original cases

  • No foreign language, periodicals/magazines, textbooks, audio or VHS cassettes

If you have 2 boxes or fewer, drop them at the library main desk. More than two boxes, e-mail We will be get back to you and coordinate a time for dropping off your books.

Our major book sale takes place each year in early November.*  As we have limited storage space for books at the library, there may be times during the year that we cannot accept book donations. Check this page for status before you bring donations to us. If we are not accepting donations, please save them until closer to our sale if you can!

*No decision has been made yet about a 2021 sale.


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Call us at 650-479-4006 / email: /620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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