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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Love Your Library?
Make 2019 the year you get involved with the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL)! Did you know that approximately half of all new books and media acquired by our branch library each year are made possible by the Friends? SRFOL also assists with funding for library programs and equipment over and above what the City budget allows. Our major fundraising activity is Grace's Book Nook, the used bookstore in our library, which is totally staffed by Friends' volunteers. Other volunteer options include our monthly concert series plus a host of other possibilities. Explore volunteer opportunities with the Friends, including perhaps even a position on our Board, which would welcome some new faces. Contact volunteer coordinator Liz Erickson for more information ([firstname.lastname@example.org] or (858) 271-4239).
Membership in the Friends is another way to translate your love for the library into something tangible. We have just entered a new membership year, with memberships beginning at $5 for students and seniors through $250 for an individual Life Membership. Join or renew today! Memberships are now available online through this website.
Grace's Book Nook
Thank you to everyone who shopped at our special winter book sale, and especially to all our volunteers who made it all possible! Shop for bargain books every day during library hours at the Book Nook. From cookbooks to classics, from bestsellers for adults to board books for babies, there is something for everybody. The inventory is updated almost daily, so stop by every time you?re at the library. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media are most welcome. If you are interested in joining our Book Nook team, please email [email@example.com].
The "Pleasure of Your Company" music series welcomes back the Benedetti-Svoboda Duo on Sunday, February 10, at 2:30 pm, performing music for classical guitar. Praised by audiences and critics alike, Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda are known as engaging musicians who deliver virtuosic performances. There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by SRFOL, although donations are appreciated. Meet the artists and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.
Programs for Teens
Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to attend the Teen Council Meeting, on Friday, February 1, at 3:30 pm, at which teens meet to plan Scripps Ranch Library events and projects on a volunteer basis.
Our Library is teaming up with WriteOutLoud San Diego for the NEA Big Read this year. Middle and high school students are invited to read Station Eleven (or Fever 1793, middle school alternative), re-imagine the images and themes, and create a project in a medium (literary art, visual art, media art, or performance art) important to them. For prize consideration, participants can submit their art to WriteOutLoud San Diego by February 22. The Library is distributing free copies of the books and will host several workshops for local students who wish to participate, including a Poetry Workshop on Saturday, February 2, at 1:00 pm
Special Programs for Children
At the afternoon Craft Club on Thursday, February 7, at 3:30 pm, come make a Lunar New Year themed project! Recommended for ages 8-12. All supplies will be provided, but online registration is required.
Kids and families are invited to a special Valentine's Day themed party on Thursday, February 14, at 3:30 pm featuring face painting, crafts, and treats.
Check at the library for a complete schedule of our many ongoing programs for kids and teens.
Climate Change and You
We will be hosting San Diego 350 to learn about the Climate Change Crisis on Saturday February 16, at 10:00 am. This presentation, appropriate for families including middle school age and up, will clearly and visually explain the basics of climate change, its significant impacts, the necessity for immediate public action, and what each of us needs to do now.
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Join the discussion on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for March is Dark Money: The Hidden History of Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.
Programs for Adults
Did you know that our library hosts a variety of ongoing free classes for adults through a partnership with Continuing Ed? Check at the library for details.
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