"Our library is for everyone. We are a free resource helping our community connect, create, and learn."
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. And we are a busy place! Last fiscal year there were 633,920 visits to the library, 57,267 attendees at library programs, and you checked out 1,338,714 items.
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.
We have an exciting year ahead of us as we remodel the library to better meet your needs. This construction has begun and should be complete by the end of the fiscal year. You can track our progress here: www.mountainview.gov/libraryremodel
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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 Information Science. She has been very active in various national library associations, is a graduate of Leadership Mountain View, is a member of NASA's Human Research Institutional Review Board, 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.