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Descanso Branch Library - 9545 River Dr. (619)445-5279
Library Hours Tues. - 12pm -7pm Wed. & Thurs. -10am - 6pm Fri. & Sat. - 10am - 5pm Hours

Sunday– Monday Closed


Help the friends of the Library - Help the Library
If you were lucky enough to receive a “free book” coupon at Descanso Parade or at the fair, but have not turned it in yet, we urge you to do so this month. If you didn’t get a coupon, it’s not too late. Just ask a Friends of the Descanso Library or drop into the library or bookstore and ask for one.
Every coupon deposited in the receptacle in the book store will earn a dollar at the end of the fundraising campaign. This is a great way to support activities, programs and features at your library.
Hope to see you soon,


Kaj Salzanois the recipient of our Molly Jean Featheringill $1000 Scholarship.  He plans to attend college in Ohio which will provide opportunities for academic, athletic and personal growth. His goal is a mathematics degree and playing collegiate tennis. He loves tennis and won the league CIF in doubles twice and in singles once!

Kaj is a bight, smart young man and it shows in his grades and personality!

Leah was the recipient of the Molly Jean Featheringill Scholarship and was so excited to receive the Shirley Somes Continuing Education Scholarship. She will be a senior at Point Loma Nazarene University in the Nursing Program. Leah would like to become an Obstetrics nurse when she graduates and enter the workforce as a Labor and Delivery Nurse.

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Programs for August 2023

End of Summer Reading Party

Saturday August 12th | 1pm—3pm
Celebrate the End of Summer Reading with us! Tons of fun for the whole family. Enjoy laser tag, gaming truck, face painting, craft, bubble station, and much more.

Feeding San Diego

1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month, 9am-10am Feeding San Diego is on a mission to connect every person facing hunger with nutritious meals by maximizing food rescue. Free food available for pick up in the parking lot of the library.

Knitting Group

Tuesdays | 5:30pm
Join us where adults and teens meet at the library to knit. Don’t know how to knit, no problem. Drop by and learn how.

Tech Help

Fridays | 10am-12pm
Need help navigating technology? Drop by to ask us your basic computer and phone questions and receive one on one help.

Laughter Club

Saturday September 23rd | 1pm
Laughter is the best medicine. Join us and discover the benefits of laughter yoga. This class combines childlike playfulness , laughter exercises, and yoga breathing. No flexibility required.

Crafty Creations

Saturday September 30th | 1pm
Join us for this monthly adult craft where we will be making cross stitch creations.

Make and Take Craft

Saturdays | All day
Drop by the library Saturdays and create a new craft every week.


Saturdays | 10:30
Join us in the children’s area for storytime every Saturday! We will have Dance Party Storytime, Storytime with crafts, and Bilingual Storytime once a month.

Wacky Wednesdays

Wednesdays | 3:30 pm
Join us afterschool for a different activity every week.  Week 1: Draw with Me
 Week 2: Board Games
 Week 3: Craft Day
 Week4: 3-D Printing


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Senior Meal Pick-up

Wednesday 12:15 pm
In partnership with San Ysidro Health and Mountain Health.
Call for information

Feeding San Diego

Descanso Library 1st & 3rd Thursdays
No income or eligibility requirements





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