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June 24, 2019
All Day EventLunch @ the Library -Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

Join us from 12-1pm every Monday-Friday as we give free lunch to children up to age 18.

This program runs from June 24 - August 2.

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June 17, 2019  Orange County Adults Return to School and Receive Accredited High School Diplomas Through OC Public Libraries’ Career Online High School Program

Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 17, 2019) – Four adult graduates will be accepting their high school diplomas at OC Public Libraries’ Career Online High School Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 7- 9 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library located at 1855 Park Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. This is the second annual Career Online High School Graduation Ceremony.

“I want to congratulate the graduates for achieving this important milestone in their educations,” said Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District. “I am thrilled that OC Public Libraries can offer this valuable resource to members of our community.”

With the support of the State Library and San Clemente Friends of the Library, OC Public Libraries has made it possible for adults, ages 19 and older, to earn accredited high school diplomas and credentialed career certificates online through Career Online High School since 2016.


June 12, 2019  Employees of the Month - June 2019

The Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library staff are our employees of the month for June!

Library staff went above and beyond to get the new library ready for the Grand Opening on May 24th. The new library is two-stories and much larger than the previous location, with separate Children’s and Teen rooms, computer and laptop areas, and two large community rooms.

While the branch was being constructed, library staff went through the materials for quality control and ordered new items to ensure a vibrant collection of books, magazines, and media were available when the library reopened.

Once the building was complete, Costa Mesa staff worked in record time to make sure all materials were in their proper place, everyone knew the layout and operations of the facility, and new programming was ready to begin once the library opened.

Costa Mesa Donald Dungan staff’s commitment to excellence, flexibility with construction timeline changes, and dedication to serving the public, contributed to the new library opening with great fanfare and patron satisfaction.


May 29, 2019  Discover & Go will launch on Saturday, June 1, 2019!Discover and Go is a nationally-recognized partnership between libraries and cultural attractions offering library cardholders access to world-class museums, theatres, aquariums, zoos and science centers.