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Friends of the Library

Friends of the Mission Viejo LibraryThe Friends of the Mission Viejo Library supports the library through donations to purchase new materials, the operation of the Friends BookstoreAmazon book sales, special fund raising events, and the promotion of public awareness about the Library and its services.


As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the mission of the Friends is:

  •  to promote public awareness and encourage support of library facilities and programs;

  •  to solicit, receive, hold, and manage goods, services, and funds  donated for the furnishing, enhancement, and ongoing improvements of the library and to serve as the perpetual trustee of, and steward for, donations made to the library.

Donate to the Friends

Your tax-deductible donation to the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library supports the regular purchase of new materials for the Library. Visit our Donation page for more information and to make your gift to the Friends.

Support the Friends every time you shop at Amazon.com by clicking on the following link to access the website. Bookmark and use this link and a percentage of eligible sales goes to the Friends. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0566502

Joining the Friends

The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library normally meet the third Thursday of each month (except December) at 6 pm in the Saddleback Room located at City Hall. Due to COVID-19, these meetings are now being held online. Stay tuned for more information regarding a return to the normal meeting schedule. To learn more about the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library and how you can become involved in this volunteer organization, please call Genesis Hansen, Director of Library Services at 949-470-3076.

Board of Directors (FY 20-21)

Kathleen Cunningham, President
Donna Haskill, Vice President
Mary Lee Nadon, Secretary
Nancy Livingston, Treasurer
Hugh Armstrong, Assistant Treasurer
Joanne Beal
Bob Breton
Elizabeth Busick
Liz Duran-Smetana
Jeri Griffin
Barbara Harris
JoAnn Hayden
Janet Palen
Bari Russell
Randy Smith
Karen Welch
Genesis Hansen, Member Ex Officio
Dan Avery, Member Emeritus
Dr. Patricia Griggs, Member Emeritus
Mary Ellen Lewis, Member Emeritus
Tom O'Connor, Member Emeritus
Bev Stonebarger, Member Emeritus