Palos Verdes Library District

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Palos Verdes Library District
Palos Verdes Library District Logo.svg
Malaga Cove Library.jpg
Malaga Cove Library ca. 2010
Country United States
Type Library district
Coordinates 33°46′14″N 118°22′14″W / 33.77056°N 118.37056°W / 33.77056; -118.37056Coordinates: 33°46′14″N 118°22′14″W / 33.77056°N 118.37056°W / 33.77056; -118.37056
Branches 3
Collection
Items collected Books, Audiobooks, eBooks, Magazines, Film, Music, Scores, Online Resources
Size 336,000
Access and use
Circulation 837,386
Population served 69,843
Other information
Director Katherine Gould
Staff 81
Website www.pvld.org

The Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) is an independent special-purpose library district serving the 69,843 residents[1] of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. PVLD is governed by an elected Board of Library Trustees that consists of five members who voluntarily serve without monetary compensation.[2] PVLD's three libraries - Peninsula Center Library, Malaga Cove Library, and Miraleste Library - serve the cities of Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, and Rolling Hills, California.[3]

In 2010, the three branches of the PVLD recorded a door-count of 653,481 people, and circulated 837,386 items out of their collection of 336,000+ items.[4] The district employs 81 employees as of March 2007 (37 full-time and 44 part-time).

Services offered[edit]

PVLD's website[5] offers access to a wealth of information including historic photos of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, information about early Japanese farmers on the Peninsula,[6] databases and full-text magazine and newspaper articles,[7] downloadable audio and e-books,[8] and information about upcoming events and programs.[9]

It offers interlibrary loans[10] and a passport acceptance agency.[11] The Peninsula Center Library has notary public staff.[12]

PVLD partners with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District to improve the quality of education for Palos Verdes students, as well as the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to support local businesses, and other local organizations to enhance the quality of life on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Volunteers[edit]

The Peninsula Friends of the Library is an all-volunteer membership organization founded in 1961, in order to enhance the services and programs of the Peninsula libraries.[13] Its membership fees, along with funds raised through book sales and the Library Shop at Peninsula Center Library, and other events are used to provide ongoing support for many services and programs including:

  • Special purchases of items for the library collections, furnishings, and equipment.
  • Sunday Hours at the Peninsula Center Library[14]
  • Internet access at all libraries
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Library Update newsletter

Children services[edit]

The Palos Verdes Library District offers thirteen story times a week throughout the district. The story times, aimed at a wide range of ages, are conducted by professional librarians who read stories and incorporate songs, movement, and puppets. There are also arts and crafts programs and other programs designed especially for school-aged children, including the Miraleste Teen Book Club.

Adult services[edit]

The district also offers an online catalog,[15] online databases, book clubs,[16] a knitting club, a chess club, a history discussion group at the Malaga Cove Library, and many other programs on their events calendar.[17]

Renovations[edit]

The Malaga Cove Library (originally the Palos Verdes Public Library) is on the National Register of Historic Places [18][19] and is undergoing restoration. The Miraleste Library was remodeled in 2011 as an alternative to a full expansion.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Public Libraries in the United States Survey". Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District Board of Trustees". Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District Locations". Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Public Libraries in the United States Survey". Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District Website". pvld.org. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "40 Families Project". www.40families.org. Retrieved February 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District Online Resources". Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District eBook Collection". ebooks.pvld.org. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District Events Calendar". pvld.org. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District ILL Services". pvld.org. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District Passport Services". pvld.org. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District Notary Public Services". pvld.org. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  13. ^ "About the Peninsula Friends of the Library". Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Hours of the Palos Verdes Library District". Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District Catalog". pvld.org. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District Book Clubs". Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Palos Verdes Library District Events Calendar". Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Approval of Malaga Cove Library fka. Palos Verdes Public Library on the National Register of Historic Places" (PDF). Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "Photos of Malaga Cove Library fka. Palos Verdes Public Library on the National Register of Historic Places" (PDF). Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  20. ^ "Miraleste Library Expansion Plans". Retrieved 30 July 2012. 

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