Known for its beautiful facility and innovative programming, the Mill Valley Library welcomes approximately 240,000 visitors annually. It has a $2.7 million budget (including $200,000 from support groups), 21.00 FTE staff, and 130 volunteers. Close to 45,000 participants attend 1,200 programs offered each year. The Library has a Recording Booth, Apple Laptop Lab, Technology Center, Robotics Lab, SmartGarden, Seed Library, and History Room.
An After-Hours Lecture and Performing Arts Series, along with strong programming in the areas of writing, playwriting, storytelling, and poetry, contribute to the Library as a place where people can find intellectual and personal enrichment as well as connect with one another. A 2014 survey indicated many parents consider the Library’s offerings for children an important reason to live in Mill Valley.