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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, 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 foster understanding and communication between the library and the community;

  •  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 meet the third Thursday of each month (except December) at 6:00 p.m. in the Saddleback Room located at City Hall. 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

Donna Haskill, President
Jodean Werner, Vice President
Kathleen Cunningham, Secretary
Nancy Livingston, Treasurer
Hugh Armstrong, Assistant Treasurer
Bob Breton
Mary Lee Nadon
Ed St. John
Liz Duran-Smetana
Barbara Harris
JoAnn Hayden
Mary Ellen Lewis
Tom O’Connor
Bari Russell
Randy Smith
Genesis Hansen, Member Ex Officio
Dr. Patricia Griggs, Member Emeritus
Bev Stonebarger, Member Emeritus

Friends of the Mission Viejo Library Readers Book Club

The Friends of the Mission Viejo Library also support the Readers Book Club. The Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Saddleback Room at City Hall. For more information or to be added to the member waiting list, please call Cathy Phillips at (949) 412-2387. 


Bikeway Survey

The City of Mission Viejo is developing a Bikeway Master Plan to improve the cycling experience in our community and encourage more people to enjoy riding their bicycles. We are currently in the process of gathering information to understand current cycling trends and preferences in the City.

As part of this effort, beginning on November 8th and running through December 7th, we are seeking resident feedback via a short, online survey. The survey will be available on our website, in our newsletter, and via our social media sites. 

The online survey is available at https://tinyurl.com/missionviejobike, and those who participate will qualify for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Mission Viejo Bikeway