School library services offered by contract to augment and improve the District's existing library programs and collections and to enable a school district to comply with state credentialing regulations pertaining to the provision of professional library services. Services provided under this contract are not intended to replace those that would be provided by a full-time certificated Library Media Teacher employed by the district.

2020-21 School Year Resources and Services

Meetings and Newsletters

Join the Winter Reading Club

It's cold outside, which means it's a great time to snuggle up with a good book. The whole family can join the Winter Reading Club, sponsored by the Friends of the Redwood City Library. Read or listen to five books between December 1 and January 9, and write a one-word review of each title. After December 12 return your reading log to any Redwood City library. Finishers age 12 and under receive a goody bag, teens receive a second free book. Visit redwoodcity.org for more Winter Reading Club information.

Library Links for Education

Library Links for Education is a digital partnership between the San Mateo County Office of Education and the Peninsula Library System (PLS) that enables teachers to provide their students access to educational databases. 

To begin using this wonderful education resource, teachers should first request a Database Access Card by downloading, completing, and returning this application. Database Access Cards are provided within 5-7 business days upon receipt of application. Once teachers have received their Database Access Card, they can share their "card number" with students, who can then log into and use the database.

SMEdCenter Web Portal

The SMEdCenter Web Portal is a repository of digital content (including streaming video) and learning resources, selected to enhance student learning, improve instruction, and support student achievement. A list of available subscription services is posted at ed1stop.net. This repository is provided to San Mateo County school districts via a partnership between the San Mateo County Office of Education and the Contra Costa County Office of Education. This section provides a range of information about the portal, including the content and services it offers, subscription info, and more.

Benefits

  • Engage students with dynamic material
  • Find standards-aligned learning resources
  • Organize classroom lessons and resources
  • Remember only one password (single sign-on)
  • Access content from anywhere
  • Enjoy low subscription rates through our consortium licensing

Resources

Distance Learning Resources

Tina Nelson

Coordinator, School Library Services

Email: tnelson@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5653

Ellen Arenas

Administrative Assistant

Email: earenas@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5332