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CDM Library Opens September 16

The Newport Beach Board of Library Trustees is pleased to announce that the Corona del Mar Library will open Monday, September 16 at 9 a.m.

The Library, together with Newport Beach Fire Station No. 5, is part of a 10, 314 joint facility, built to replace the two aged buildings and maximize interior space, energy efficiency and parking areas. Corona del Mar Library features a colorful Children's area, comfortable reading areas, stroller parking and the Friends of the Library Reading Porch with outdoor seating, tables and umbrellas. The collection of books and media materials is brand new and funded through generous contributions from the Friends of the Library, Newport Beach Public Library Foundation and individual library supporters. Books, music, and movies are all available for checkout beginning September 16. Laptop computers can be borrowed for use in the Library.

Branch Librarian Annika Helmuth, who grew up in Corona del Mar, is excited to show off the new Library to the local customers, many of whom advocated strongly to keep a library in the neighborhood. "I am looking forward to serving the residents of Corona del Mar with a modern and popular collection, lively and literacy focused children's programming, and a welcoming and vibrant space open to all."

The Corona del Mar Library will be open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, closed on Sundays. Regular programs will include Books & Babies Storytime every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., and Drop-in Crafts on the first and third Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m.  Upcoming programs include Fire Safety Crafts on September 26 at 3:30 p.m., Fairy Tales and Magic Crafts on Thursday, October 24 at 3:30 p.m. and Teddy Bear Crafts on Thursday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m.

The Corona del Mar Library is part of the Newport Beach Public Library system, which includes the Central Library and Mariners and Balboa Branch Libraries. For more information on the Newport Beach Public Library, visit the website at or call (949) 717-3800, option 2. 




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