Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library
located at the
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.
News and July Events
at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
The Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL) Board bids a fond farewell to Bob Cronk, who ably served our library as Branch Manager the past 2 years. Bob is now an Area Supervisor overseeing 12 other branch libraries. SRFOL extends a big welcome to Trevor Jones, our new Branch Manager! He comes to us from the North University Community Branch Library. Trevor is excited to be at our beautiful library, and SRFOL is looking forward to working with him. Please be sure to greet Trevor the next time you're at the library. Farewell also to Arianne Leigh, our Youth Services Librarian, who filled in the past several months while we've been awaiting the appointment of a new Branch Manager. We wish Arianne well in her new position as Branch Manager at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin branch. Until a new full-time Youth Services Librarian is named, we're fortunate to have Liz Tarnove serving as our children's librarian on an interim basis.
Grace's Book Nook
Support our library by shopping at Grace's Book Nook for nearly new and gently used books—great for vacation or beach or to feed everyday reading passions. Stock is updated frequently, so make it a habit to stop by each time you visit the library. Open Monday through Saturday. The Book Nook also has a selection of gift quality books, new greeting cards, CDs, DVDs, and duck food. Be sure to take advantage of special summer sale pricing on selected stock all month long. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome. Every purchase and every donation helps our library procure new books and media, provide exciting programs, and more.
Summer Reading Program for Teens, Kids, and Babies, Too
There's still plenty of time to register for the ever popular Summer Reading Program, in which children and teens read books (or have books read to them) and earn cool prizes. This year's theme is "Paws to Read." Check at the library or (==> http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library <==) for details.
In celebration of summer and to complement the Summer Reading Program, July features five (yes, 5!) free children's program sponsored by SRFOL. Suggested for ages 4-11, but all are welcome! On Thursday July 3, at 3:00 pm Pig's Eye Puppets presents an entertaining and original puppet show. On Thursday, July 10, at 3:00 pm, Pacific Animals incorporates "edu-tainment" to provide a safe environment to see, touch and learn about a monkey, fox, parrot, kinkajou, alligator, snake, bugs, and more. On Thursday, July 17, at 3:00 pm enjoy a fast-paced musical performance with Craig Newton; sing along while he introduces a wide variety of musical instruments. On Thursday, July 24, at 3:00 pm the hand-crafted, Old World-style marionettes of Scott Land present completely contemporary entertainment. And, on Thursday, July 31, at 3:00 pm "Literature Comes to Life" once again with Stacey Wein as children from the audience become characters in the retelling of two exciting stories. Regular programming continues as follows: Library Chess Club on Tuesdays at 2:45 pm; Brilliant Babies lapsit storytime on Wednesdays at 1 pm; Storytime (for ages 1-5) on Thursdays at 10 am; and Read to Finnegan, the Library Dog, on Saturdays, July 5 and 19, at 10:30 am. Check at the library or on this website for program updates.
The free monthly film series sponsored by SRFOL continues on Wednesday, July 16, at 7:00 pm with the screening of Grand Piano (2014), a pulse-pounding homage to Hitchcock and De Palma starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack. Well-known film appreciation instructor Ralph DeLauro will introduce the film and moderate the post-screening discussion, focusing on the techniques used by the filmmaker to tell his story. Popcorn will be served.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading Innocent by Scott Turow. Everybody is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, July 23, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
The Friends of the Library invites you to support us and your library by becoming a member for as little as $5.00. Go to the "How to Join SRFOL" link on this website.
For Detailed Program Information . . .
For detailed information about the programs and events offered at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library, please navigate to (==> http://sdpl.bwcs-hosting.com/cal/main/showMainEnd.rdo <==) and navigate to the Categories section on the left side of the screen, click on Locations under the heading Limit By: and check the box next to the name Scripps Ranch for a list of the programming for just this location. Alternatively, patrons may call 858-538-8158 with any questions regarding programming at Scripps Miramar Ranch Library.
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center
10301 Scripps Lake Drive
San Diego, CA 92131