The City of Mountain View Public Library’s mission is to be “the information center for our diverse community providing a dynamic place to share resources and ideas, to find joy in reading and to experience the power of lifelong learning.” We offer free access to a wide range of materials including books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and we can borrow materials from other libraries for you. 2,500 to 3,000 of you visit us each day and check out about 5,000 items per day, so we are a busy community resource!
In addition to our physical collections, we offer 24/7 virtual access to ebooks, research databases, language learning tools, homework help, and test preparation materials. We offer a wide range of classes and programs for all ages including baby story times, preschool reading readiness, parenting workshops, an ESL conversation club, and a large variety of educational and creative programs for adults and teens. Our bookmobile also makes weekly visits throughout the community.
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Rosanne Macek has been Mountain View’s Library Director since April 2010. Rosanne previously worked for 8 years for the Santa Clara County Library, managing the Cupertino Library and working with Morgan Hill to build a new library. Prior to her service in local government Rosanne spent over 20 years in high tech.
Rosanne is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Master in Library Science, a Master in Public Administration, and is now on the faculty at SJSU as a part-time lecturer in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She has been very active in various national library associations, is Chair of the Advisory Council for Leadership Mountain View, and serves on the Board of Silicon Valley Reads. Some of her favorite books include The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
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