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Youth Literacy

The Library is a Family Place

About Family Place Libraries

The Mission Viejo Library is host to the nationally acclaimed Family Place Library Program. Through a $15,000 grant from the California State Library the Library joins a statewide initiative for young children, families and caregivers. 

Family Place Libraries provide a center for early childhood information, parent education, emergent literacy and socialization and family support. The Family Place Library builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in young children’s growth and development.


Storytime in a Bag

Parents and care givers, visit our online catalog to check out ourStorytime in a Bag collection! Mission Viejo Library has more than 20 storytime bags available to check out and use for your own storytime at home, or anywhere.

Each bag includes:

  • a pre-school level book
  • a puppet
  • a CD with themed music
  • a craft sample with directions on how to make the craft
  • fingerplays

Questions about the kits? Give our Youth Librarians a call at 949/830-7100, extension 5107.