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The Fall Book Sale is to be held November 4-7.

Check the Bookshop page for information.

Fall Book Sale

Wed., 11/4 5p-730p Thu., 11/5 930a-430p Fri., 11/6 930a-430p Sat., 11/7930a-1230p


Books, CDs, DVDs and books on CD.

This fall there will be a large number of our better books.

Annual Meeting

An Annual Meeting to Remember: November 21. Writer Richard Lederer will liven up the proceedings.

Links to the San Diego Library websites:

Main Library


SDPL Digital Media Collection




Nominating Committee

In advance of elections to be held at the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library Annual Meeting each year, a Nominating Committee comes up with a slate for those offices whose terms are expiring. If you are interested in serving as Hospitality Chair or Publicity Chair, call or email: Dick Luehring at 613-3926 or rluehring@san.rr.com or John Dean at 485-8355 or jdean1@san.rr.com or Jan Ash at (847) 951-1306 or geminijan0602@yahoo.com.

An Annual Meeting to Remember: November 21

Richard Lederer will be our speaker, and we want to fill the room. What the bio below doesn’t say is that he is delightful, really loves libraries and Friends of the Library, and is educational and very funny.

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 50 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current books, Amazing Words, Lederer on Language, and Monsters Unchained.
Dr. Lederer’s syndicated column, “Lederer on Language,” appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States, including the San Diego Union-Tribune, and he is a founding co-host of “A Way With Words” on KPBS Public Radio. He has been named International Punster of the Year and is a Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel winner.
Anyone who enjoys reading, books, and/or playing with words will enjoy his presentation and talking with him before or after the meeting.

Save the morning of Saturday, November 21. Refreshments will be served. Check the late-October newsletter for exact times and more information.

Welcome To Our Website

Our Library does much more than simply lend books. It sponsors programs for children and seniors, holds concerts, conducts art exhibits and film showings, sponsors clubs in local schools, conducts book readings and hosts authors and a lot more.

The Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting these programs and activities at the Rancho Bernardo Branch of the San Diego Public Library.

These programs include Yoga for children and adults, reading for children, eReader clinics, Zumba classes, Internet classes and much, much else.

We raise money for Library activities, programs and materials.

We sponsor children's programs and concerts in the Library.

Hold book sales at the Library.

Publish the Friends of the Library Newsletter

Join - Become a Member

To join the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library clickJoin.

Annual membership donations start at only $10 per year and larger donations are appreciated to help support the library.

Member's Benefits

  • Make new friends as you work with others;

  • To help support the programs of the Library;

  • Spread the joy of reading;

  • Each month we purchase ten current best sellers for our Lending Library. These books are exclusively for our members and can be checked out for a two week period;

  • Receive the Friends newsletter;

  • Get advance notice of book sales and special events.


The Rancho Bernardo Library is located at 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego  92128, across from the Souplantation Restaurant.


The Shadow of the Wind the next One Book, One San Diego Title 


The community reading program One Book, One San Diego is entering its ninth year and this year’s selection is Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Zafón, a native of Spain, was selected from 450 nominations and 200 different book titles. The Shadow of the Wind, set in Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War, is the story of Daniel who protects a mysterious book with his life. This mystery takes Daniel through a journey of Barcelona’s darkest secrets of murder and love. Zafón has written six books published in more than 40 languages and has received countless awards. One Book, One San Diego brings the community together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book with readings, author events and other Library programs, which begin in the Fall. The program is a cooperative effort of the San Diego Public Library, KPBS and the San Diego County Library.  One Book, One San Diego is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation with additional support from the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation, Jerome’s Furniture, Lloyd’s Pest Control, SDG&E, Cubic and the Samuel I. and John Fox Foundation.



Library Hours

Monday 930a - 6p Tuesday 1130a - 8p Wednesday 1130a - 8p Thursday 930a - 6p Friday 930a - 6p Saturday 930a - 6p Sunday 1230p - 5p

Closed for city holidays.

Bookshop Hours

Monday 10a - 4p Tuesday 12p - 530p Wednesday 1p - 7p Thursday 10a - 4p Friday 10a - 4p Saturday 10a - 4p Sunday 1p - 4p

Closed for city holidays.

I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.
Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)