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585 Franklin Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone: 650-903-6887

Library Hours
Mon - Thur  10:00am - 9:00pm
Fri   - Sat    10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun              1:00pm - 5:00pm

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Welcome to the Mountain View Public Library

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Library Calendar of Events

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Choose to hear about the Library's programs for Children & Families and Adults, or sign-up for periodical updates from the Library Director, Rosanne Macek.

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Changes to our Holds Policy 
  • As of April 14th, you are now able to place a request on available items.
  • We will be charging a $1.00 fee for each hold item not picked up or canceled by its expiration date.
  • For more information, please view the printable flyer (.pdf).

Now Hiring!
The library is currently accepting applications for library page.
Job information | Job application

Friends of the Library Booksale
Saturday, May 17, 9:00 am – 9:45 am  Members-Only Sale (join now or at the door) 
10:00am – 4:00pm  General Sale
Sunday, May 18, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  General Sale 
2:00pm – 4:00pm  Bag Sale

More information

Parenting Program: Nourishing Picky Eaters
Thursday, April 24, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Adults only. Free!

Are mealtimes a battle? Learn to avoid food battles and create nutritious, enjoyable mealtimes.
For parents with children ages 1 to 8.

Register online. Printable flyer (.pdf)

Urban Bike Skills Part 1: Be A Cyclist
Saturday, May 3rd, 12:30-2:30

Learn how to drive your bike, your rights & traffic rules, how your bike works, how to lock your bike, what kind of bike is best for you & how to dress - Yes, you CAN wear heels!
No bike needed. Lecture/indoor activities only.
Register Online 

Urban Bike Skills Part 2: On The Road
Sunday, May 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bring you bike and learn about gears, shifting, braking, crash avoidance techniques and traffic etiquette.

Space is limited. Registration required. Sign up online.
Participants in this workshop must first attend Part 1: Be a Cyclist on May 3.

Star Wars Day at the Library
Saturday, May 24th, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Join us for our 2nd Star Wars Day. Decorate Yoda cookies and participate in fun Star Wars crafts and activities. You are encouraged to come in costume!

Homework Help in the Teen Zone
Grade six and up? Get homework help in all subjects Monday and Wednesday 3:30-8:30 and Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-6:00 pm. NEW science and math help Sundays 3:00 -5:00 pm.

Printable flyers:
Homework Assistance - English (.pdf) / Espanol (.pdf)
Math & Science Help - English (.pdf) / Espanol (.pdf)

ESL Conversation Club
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday to practice your English with others.
Free for all ages. No registration. Just drop in!

Printable flyer (.

Mediators in the Library
Every third Wednesday of the month
Community Room
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Arguing about a rental or with your neighbor?
Free help is available.

Sew Sew Saturdays

Need a sewing machine for your project?
Make an appointment to use a sewing machine (for free!) at the library. For more information and to sign up, see our flyer (.pdf)

Mother Goose & More Begins again
Fridays, beginning April 4, 10:15am & 11:15am
A free, drop in, musical storytime for babies birth to 2+ years with books, lap bounces and nursery rhymes.

For more information, see the printable flyer (.

Coding for Kids
Free program for 3rd - 5th graders. Learn to code on tablets using Scratch. Saturdays, April 12 - May 10, 3:00-4:00 pm. Sign up for each week separately beginning Monday, March 24.
For more information and to sign up, please view the printable flyer (.pdf)

Road to Reading Spring Session April 15 to May 29
A  free 7 week series of educational preschool programs for ages 2 1/2 - 5. Registration required.

MV residents registration begins Monday, March 24 at 10:15 am
Open registration Tuesday, March 25 at 10:15 am
For more information, see the printable flyer (.pdf)

Just for Twos & Young Threes
April 17 - May 29, 2014
10:15 - 10:45 am

A free, drop-in story time for this active age group.
For more information, see the printable flyer (.pdf

Bilingual Storytime: Spanish and English

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 4:30 pm
April 30th – June 4th

Enjoy listening to stories, rhymes, music & more in a bilingual program designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

Printable flyer English (.pdf) | Espanol (.pdf)

Bilingual Storytime: Mandarin and English
Saturdays: Jan. 25th, March 29th, April 26th and May 31st
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ages: 3 to 10 years of age (Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Stories, songs, and other activities for the whole family!
Printable flyer (.pdf)

Saturday Stories
10:15 - 11:00 am

A free, drop in storytime with books, music and movement for children ages 2-5 and their families to enjoy together.
Printable flyer (.pdf)

Stories with Isaac -- of the Mountain View Police Department

In Children's Services. For ages 2 - 5 years old 

Printable flyer (.pdf)

Are you a library lover? Let it show by being part of the Friends of the Mountain View Library. Each volunteer hour generates an average of $37 for the library. Do you have an hour each week? Each month? Or Each year? We have a way you can contribute that fits your schedule. Show what kind of love you have for your hometown library. Join our volunteers today!  http://www.mvlibraryfriends.org/members/volunteer.htm

Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Literacy Tutors Needed (on-going) More information

Sewing Docents Needed (on-going) More Information

Visit the Volunteer page | Volunteer Application Form | Volunteer Check in

Looking for information about the new Affordable Care Act?     
Enrollment into Medi-Cal is happening now, and those who are eligible for private insurance through Covered California can enroll between October 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. 

To find important links, phone numbers, and information about the new law, visit the
Library's Affordable Care Resource List.