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.
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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Looking for the perfect alternative gift? Request a Holiday Bookplate form at the Library's front desk. Your $25 tax-deductible donation buys a book for the Scripps Ranch Library in an area selected by you, and a special bookplate is placed in the book to recognize your gift recipient, who will receive a letter letting him or her know about your thoughtfulness. What a wonderful Hanukkah, Christmas, birthday, or teacher's gift for readers of all ages!
Need to do some holiday shopping? Support your local library by shopping at Barnes and Noble, Mira
Mesa, on Saturday, December 10! A portion of each sale will benefit the Scripps Ranch Library—just mention our library when checking out.
Programs for Children and Teens
Join KPBS, Girl Scouts, and the Scripps Ranch Library on Saturday, December 3, from 1:00-3:00 pm for a very special event with William Joyce, acclaimed author of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Doors will open at 12:30 pm and the event will include a presentation and book signing by Mr. Joyce, along with churros and hot chocolate. This event is part of the 10th anniversary of One Book One San Diego; RSVP's are strongly encouraged.
Full STEAM ahead! Join us on Thursday, December 8, at 3:00 pm as we celebrate science, technology, and art during Computer Science Education Week! All ages welcome, from preschoolers to teens. Learn how to make an artbot, use Hopscotch for coding, explore snap circuits, and program with Spark! Pre-registration is required.
Winter is coming to the Scripps Ranch Library! Warm up with hot cocoa and fun craft activities celebrating the holiday season! Fun for all ages on Thursday, December 15, 3:00-5:00 pm.
Book Discussion Group
The traditional Potluck Dinner Meeting will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 7, at which books for 2017 will be selected. Come prepared to suggest a couple of your favorite titles, and bring a dish to share. Looking ahead, the book for January, chosen at last year's event, will be Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington.
The Pleasure of Your Company music series will feature harpist Laura Vaughan performing a delightful holiday concert combining classical music with Christmas favorites, and maybe even an opportunity to sing along! Join us on Sunday, December 11, at 2:30 pm. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL), although donations are appreciated. Meet the artist and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Free Film Screening
Our free film series Picture This! on Wednesday, December 21, at 6:30 pm (please note new start time) will feature Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, and Helen Mirren. Known as one of Hollywood's greatest screenwriters, Dalton Trumbo's life and career comes to a screeching halt when he is blacklisted; rated R. Post-screening discussion. Complimentary popcorn.
Other Free Adult Programs
Great Books You May Have Missed! is hotter than ever! Not sure what to read next? Join us on Wednesday, December 14, at 6:00 pm as we host four librarians who'll provide their picks of recommended reads. This is the event of the season for avid readers!
Our library's offering of regular programs, classes and activities is stronger than ever! We host three classes from San Diego Community College's Continuing Ed program: Technology for Older Adults, Fitness 55+, and our beloved Thursday Cooking Class! All of these classes are on site.
Check at the library for the calendar with the complete selection of programs, activities and classes!
Student Essay Contest
The deadline for the 20th annual Writing for Literacy Student Essay Contest is 3:00 pm on Friday, December 16. Participating 4th, 8th, and 10th grade students should turn in essays at the library. Scripps Ranch winners will be recognized at a special event in the spring and will receive Barnes and Noble gift certificates. Citywide finalists will receive cash prizes and laptop computers. For complete information, check [https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/kidsandteens/studentessaycontest].
Grace's Book Nook
Grace's Book Nook is all decked out for the holidays! The used bookstore in our library, open Monday through Saturday during library hours, stocks a variety of nearly new books for all ages and tastes—at amazingly low prices. Holiday and Christmas books are now available; shop early for best selection. Looking for an unusual gift for the book lover on your list? Check our special selection of rare, out-of-print, antiquarian books and collectors' editions, which make great gifts. All proceeds benefit our library and help provide new books and media as well as program support. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books are always welcome.
Holiday Library Hours!
Please note: For the first time ever, our library will be open during the holidays! The library will be closed on Mondays, December 26 and January 2, but will otherwise be open during regular library hours.
Please check (and like!) the library's Facebook page for the latest information on special programming.
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