Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library
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Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center
The Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL) exists to support the operation of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. The SRFOL, through volunteer services, assists library patrons, hosts special events, operates a used book store (Grace's Book Nook), and provides financial support for acquisitions and community activities.
The SRFOL is an officially chartered, §501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. As such, donations made to the SRFOL are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law under Internal Revenue Service tax regulations.
Please feel free to explore this web site to learn about the services provided by the SRFOL and by the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center itself.
Printable Calendar of SRFOL Monthly Events
A printable monthly calendar is available that shows all events scheduled to be held at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. Please click on the link below:
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We Love Our Volunteers!
Library and Friends' volunteers were feted at a volunteer appreciation luncheon recently. A big thank you goes to Liz Erickson, SRFOL volunteer coordinator for organizing a lovely event! Interested in exploring volunteer opportunities with the Friends? Contact Liz at [email@example.com] or 271-4239.
Children's and Teen Programs
Each summer the San Diego Public Library hosts the Summer Reading Program (SRP) to encourage the community to celebrate their love of reading. Sign up for the program in the Library beginning June 15, read all summer long, and receive great prizes as a reward! All ages are welcome to participate and join in the fun. And to celebrate the kick-off of this year's SRP, please join us for a performance by Hullabaloo on Thursday, June 15, at 3:00 pm and enjoy music and songs for the whole family. Other fun family SRP programs on Thursdays at 3:00 pm include fabulous master story teller, Marilyn McPhie, on June 22 and, on June 29, explore animal and nature wonders with Wild Wonders. These exciting programs are free to the public, thanks to the sponsorship of SRFOL.
Summer Reading for Adults Too!
In addition to the ever popular Summer Reading Program for kids and teens, adults are invited to participate as well. Sign up online, read three books, and write online reviews to be eligible for drawings for great prizes. Ask at the library for details.
Great Books You May Have Missed
Not sure what to read next? Join four San Diego Librarians on Wednesday, June 21, for recommendations—from 2016 hits to hot and new 2017 books, bestsellers, midlist sleepers, arty critical darlings, and more!
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading The Liars' Club: A Memoir by Mary Carr. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, June 28, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Essay Contest Kudos!
Congratulations to our Scripps Ranch students who were honored at the citywide Essay Contest awards ceremony recently held at the Balboa Park Club. Paul Vincent Macapinlac, a 4th grader at Miramar Ranch Elementary, and Joydeep Dutta, a 10th grade SRHS student, were both named Grand Prize Winners. They each read their essays; received a certificate and cash award from the Friends of the Library, and were given a laptop computer. Daniella Oknotina, an 8th grade student at Marshall Middle School, was recognized as a semifinalist and also received a cash award.
Grace's Book Nook
Thank you to everyone who shopped at our recent special book sale—our most successful yet—and to our volunteers who made it happen! Grace's Book Nook, the used bookstore in our library, open Monday through Saturday during library hours, is stocked to the brim with plenty of "new" books, so be sure to visit the Book Nook each time you're at the library. In addition to gently used books for all ages and tastes, the Book Nook has a selection of gift quality books, greeting cards, CDs, DVDs, and duck food. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media are always welcome; please bring these to the library circulation desk. All Book Nook proceeds support our library.
The Pleasure of Your Company music series is on break for the summer. Monthly concerts will resume in September. If you're interested in volunteering to help with our music series, please contact Wendy Tompkins at [firstname.lastname@example.org] or 484-6231.
For library events, please allow extra time to park on Meanley Drive and walk up the paved and lighted walkway to the library.
For the latest information on special programming, please check this website or check (and like!) the library's Facebook page.
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center
10301 Scripps Lake Drive
San Diego, CA 92131