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Newsletter December 2020

Changes in Library Hours and Services

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A surge in COVID-19 cases around the state forcing the County’s move to the purple tier has resulted in some changes for library services.
Beginning November 24, curbside pickup is available from noon to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. The Library will be open by appointment from noon to 8 pm Tuesday and Thursday and from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Please use curbside service or make an appointment to pick up your holds. Due to the increased restrictions, no building entry is allowed without an appointment.

Library appointments will continue in accordance with state building capacity guidelines. To book an appointment, visit: https://cmvl.as.me/schedule.php  If you have any questions about these changes, contact 949-830-7100, ext. 5105 or libreference@cityofmissionviejo.org

For the latest information about hours, services and updates, follow the library on Facebook.


Friends Fabulous Fall Fundraiser for the Library

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To help the Library with the expense of replenishing and updating its collection, the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library launched a special fundraiser this fall.  For every $25 donation, you will receive two chances to win a wreath or a basket filled with goodies worth $200.  During December, a Christmas Delights basket – filled with decorative items and foodstuffs for the holidays – and Gift Card Wreath will be awarded to lucky donors.

To make a donation by credit/debit card (via PayPal) or for more information about this fundraiser, click on this link.  If you want to donate by mail, please print out and complete the attached form and mail it with a check made out to the Friends of the MV Library c/o: Kathleen Cunningham, FOMVL, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.  Donate more to support the library and increase your chances of winning! 

Take & Make Gingerbread Houses!

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The Teen Advisory Board loves inviting the community to participate in its annual Gingerbread House-building event, but this year, the board is doing something a little different. Gingerbread House Take & Make kits will be available at the library on December 8 and contain items to create a fun and festive house for the holiday season. 

Each kit has safely sealed treats to use in decorating. If you don’t have graham crackers or gingerbread at home, a pattern to help you make a house using items found around the house, like cardboard or left-over cracker boxes, will also be included! 

If you would like a kit, simply request one when visiting the library during your appointment or while picking up materials through our curbside service. The kits are limited one per family and are available while supplies last. 

What Should I Read Next? presented by Penguin Random House Reps

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Fun and engaging Penguin Random House representatives will discuss their newest book releases for avid readers, book club groups and for holiday gift-giving on Wednesday, December 9.  This virtual program is a partnership with Warwick’s Bookstore.  Log on to facebook.com/warwicksbooks at 6:30 pm for this live and fun virtual event!  RSVP by emailing libreference@cityofmissionviejo.org, and you will receive the list of titles that will be discussed on the morning of the program.


Recycling Drive for the MV Library 

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Remember to fill your recycling cart every week in December.  During this month, Waste Management will donate $5 for every ton of residential recyclables picked up curbside in Mission Viejo to the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library.  Waste Management’s donations to the Friends over the years have helped support various library collections and programs.  As a result of the last recycling drive, Waste Management donated more than $3,500. 

Please recycle as much as you can in December to support our library! 

The Mission Viejo Library is now on Facebook!

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In case you missed it, the library is now on Facebook. To stay in the loop with all things library, check out our new library Facebook page where you can find everything from virtual programs, online resources and live story times to local history, suggested reading and much more. 



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