Descanso Branch Library - 9545 River Dr. (619)445-5279
Library Hours       Closed Sunday and Monday.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:00-6:00, Thursday: 12:00-8:00,
Friday: 9:00-5:00       Saturday 9:00-4:00
Main Library Catalog - use this link to request books.

Site Menu:

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created by Tony Meyer

Donate to the Friends through
Amazon Smile. Don't forget to use this link instead of the regular link when you order.

We are also listed with Many online shops are associated with Igive.

Always remember to start your shopping at one of these handy sites!

Please check out our storytimes for your little ones:

Preschool Story Time and Craft
Every Tuesday @ 9:30

Please note the new reading program, "1000 Books", for pre-kindergarden children. Reading every day will be helpful to their school career! It's a good idea to ask your older children to read to them, too. Check out the program sponsored by the San Diego County Library at Prizes will be given for each 250 books read.

Awesome Afterschool Activities
Every Friday @ 3:45

Bi-Lingual Story time
2nd Wednesday @ 11:00

Dates to Save:

Backcountry Veterans' Support Group @ 6:00 on Third Thursday, January 22 – Open to all Veterans and Military personnel (events).

Want Ads:

Many Volunteers are needed. Please email Malinda Henry ( for information or to volunteer.

The Friends need a new treasurer this month! Our current treasurer will train you on Quick Books and treasurer's duties.

We are looking for a chairperson for the 'Everyone's a Reader' Program at Descanso Elementary school. Training is available and last year's volunteers are still interested in participating.

Don Russel needs an assistant. He will teach you how to print and set up the historical photos. This is a great opportunity to learn all about the back country history.

Dona is looking for another volunteer in the Book Room.

Need a chairperson for the history committee. There are several members. Our last activity was to publish the historical houses calendar and its time for a new fund-raising project. Duties: schedule meetings, provide agenda, attend Board of directors' meeting on second Friday morning of each month.

Christine needs a volunteer to provide a crafting session for the afterschool group on Friday afternoons. You can sign up for one session or several. Please talk to Christine if you enjoy crafting.

Friends Book Sale
Every Wed and Sat from 10 am to 1 pm

Use the Link to the main library catalog at the top of each page to request library materials.

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Library Garden in Fall
The Library Garden in Fall
One of our first projects was to raise funds to assist with the construction of our new library building in 1997.

We raise funds to purchase items the library needs. The county library budget has been reduced each of the past few years.

During 2010, we provided matching funds to assist the county in building the 500 square foot expansion. This expansion enlarged the attractive children's room and cleared space for a teen room with a laptop bar where our local teens can meet.

We volunteer for library activities:

Library volunteers assist with children's programs, Book store sales, In-Library Support, landscaping and maintenance of the beautiful garden area.

We provide funds for special programs:

We fund programs for children and adults and provide matching funds to help purchase books, CD's, DVD's and other items. During 2012, we ordered extra laptops that students may use to do homework, purchased a large TV where we can show movies and provide X-Box for teens.


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