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Stop Identity Theft Program

Stop Identity Theft Program - Document On-Site Shredding Event

To help stop identity theft and as a service to our residents, the City of Murrieta City Clerk Department is hosting a FREE Document On-Site Shredding Event. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. or until the truck is filled to capacity. Residents may bring up to FIVE banker-sized boxes per trip, to the back parking lot of City Hall.

Items that may be included are paper documents such as legal, medical, financial, tax, bank, photos, and credit card statements (no need to remove staples or paper clips). Residents may also bring credit cards and CDs. No businesses please.

For more information on this event, please call (951) 461-6013.


Library Marks 15 Years of Exceptional Community Service

MURRIETA, CA – On April 10, the Murrieta Public Library will mark 15 years of library service to the Murrieta community.

The Library got its start in 1997 thanks to the efforts of two hard-working women with a dream. Dorothy “Dottie” Renon and Carol Kravagna lead a group who petitioned the Riverside County Board of Supervisors to create the Murrieta Public Library. They were able to secure county property taxes to fund the new community library. Then-Assemblyman Bruce Thomson helped pass legislation that ensured the City would receive its share of property taxes after withdrawing from the county library system.

Thanks to the community based efforts, the Murrieta Public Library opened in a remodeled bank building on Los Alamos Road on April 10, 1999. The facility was 4,000 square feet, had 7,000 books and brand new furniture and shelves. The Library was so popular that it very quickly outgrew its building and in 2003, the City applied for a grant from the California State Library to build a new building.

Despite the need for a new facility, not everyone supported the new library. Some believed the Internet would eliminate the need for a library, but thanks to the support of the community, the Friends of the Murrieta Library and the City Council, the Murrieta Public Library today is a huge success. Each day more than 1,000 people take advantage of 85,000 items, study rooms, wonderful programs, computers and other services offered at the Library. Studies have shown that rather than eliminate the need for the library, the Internet actually increases the public’s thirst for more information provided by their local library. In tough economic times, the Murrieta Public Library has also become an invaluable and cost-effective resource for those looking for a job or seeking a new career.

The Murrieta Public Library is located at 8 Town Square (Adams Avenue and Kalmia Street). For more information about Library services and programs, call (951) 304-BOOK (2665) or visit the Library’s web page at