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.
In March 2018, we'll celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our Library's opening. From its beginning in a storefront to the beautiful building we have today, our library and our community have flourished.
Mark your calendar for these 2018 celebratory events:
- Sunday, 3/11 - Special "Pleasure of Your Company" concert featuring Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters - Cajun, zydeco, and Mardi Gras (2:30pm)
- Friday, 3/16 - A Special Concert, "Dances with Words," featuring inimitable verbivore Richard Lederer performing with singer/songwriter Bill Shipper (10am-noon)
- Saturday, 3/24 - All-ages Library Birthday Celebration (1-4pm)
- Design a Special Commemorative Bookmark - Open to all students (K-12) (Scroll down for details and entry form.)
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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25th Birthday Celebration
Our library first opened its doors on March 13, 1993, and we'll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of this Scripps Ranch milestone with special events at our library throughout the month of March.
It's not too late to get your tickets for the kick-off birthday event, An Evening to Remember. This very special party on Saturday, March 10, in celebration of our library's 25th birthday will raise funds to facilitate enhancements and upgrades to the courtyard and library. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, libations, music, dancing, a silent auction, behind-the-scenes tours, and more! See the notices on this website for additional information and reservations. Note: a portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.
If you're not able to attend, please consider making a fully tax-deductible donation to support this project. The Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL) will match donations, so your money will go even further. Learn more or donate online via this website, or pick up a form at the library.
Very Special Program!
The celebration continues with a special performance of Dances with Words, on Friday, March 16, at 10:00 am. Enjoy a unique concert that combines the unique talents of Union-Tribune syndicated language columnist Richard Lederer with those of folk-singing humorist/composer Bill Shipper. These two dueling punsters will merge Rich's educational wordfun with Bill's original music. Come prepared to be entertained and edified by learning dressed up to have fun. There is no charge for this program, which is co-sponsored by SRFOL and Scripps Ranch 50+.
The Pleasure of Your Company concert series, sponsored by SRFOL, celebrates our library's 25th birthday with Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters performing Cajun, zydeco, and Mardi Gras music on Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 pm. Enjoy a rollicking performance straight from bayou country. Meet the musicians at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Essay Contest and Bookmark Contest Awards Events
The winners of the SRFOL-sponsored Student Essay Contest will be honored at an event on Saturday, March 24, at 1:00 pm. Each winning student writer will be invited to read his/her essay. The winners of the 25th anniversary bookmark contest for student artists will be recognized as well. Be sure to pick up one of the special limited edition bookmarks at the library while supplies last.
Library Birthday Community Celebration
Everybody is invited to come to a festive all-ages party on Saturday, March 24 from 1:00-4:00 pm. The event will include remarks by City and Library officials, crafts activities for children hosted by Teen Council members, and, of course, birthday cake for all!
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading is The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian, the One Book One San Diego selection for the year. Join the discussion on Wednesday, March 28, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for April is The Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Grace's Book Nook
The Book Nook, which opened on the same day as our library, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with specials all month long! Look for special items, discounts and surprises throughout March. Your support of Grace's Book Nook helps raise needed funds for new library acquisitions and programs. Be sure to stop by the Book Nook each time you're at the library to browse through the frequently updated stock for amazing bargains. And, please keep those tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media coming.
SRFOL currently has a board position opening for secretary. If you're interested in helping your library and would like to work with a group of energetic, fun library supporters, please contact at Diane Rider at [firstname.lastname@example.org] or 530-2111.
The library will be closed on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, for César Chávez Day.
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