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Friends Workroom at the LibraryWorkroom Coordinator Position Open

Like to be surrounded by books? Enjoy working with people who are happy in their work? Don’t mind issuing occasional emails? Looking for a way to serve the Friends of the Library, without having to attend Board meetings? Serving as the Workroom Coordinator may be the job for you! Please contact our Vice-President of Operations if you have any questions and want more details.

Check out the May 2018 Presidents Report and our New Fundraising Initiative on our About Page.

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Hats Off to Bob Leuhring

Bob Luehring "Hats Off" Honoree

Bob Luehring was honored at the “Hats Off to Volunteers” event on April 14. This annual celebration is sponsored and organized by the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation to honor outstanding volunteers in Rancho Bernardo.

More than 60 organizations are invited to single out a special volunteer and describe that person’s contribution. Presenters called each honoree to the stage and gave them a special hat as a token of the community’s gratitude. This year’s presenters included Brian Maienschein, Mark Kersey, Kristin Gaspar, and other community leaders.

The Hats Off brochure contained this statement, provided by the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library when nominating Bob: “When we need help, we ask Bob. He works unstintingly, sorting books, stocking our bookshop, co-chairing the Friends Lending Library, and subbing for other volunteers. Bob’s help is invaluable, and we are grateful to him for his time, his enthusiasm, and his willingness to work. Oh, yes. Also his muscles.”


The Hats Off event also provides an opportunity to increase our visibility and show what we do for the RB community. For the last several years, we have had a display table featuring bookmarks, brochures, and some giveaway books. This year’s table was “manned” by Vivian Eisenecher, Millie Boaz, and Diane Heinz. Many thanks, ladies.

A Caring CoupleFree Workshop: Coping With Caregiver Stress

Presented by Sharp HealthCare Thursday, June 21, 2018 10 to 11:30 a.m. Rancho Bernardo Branch Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive San Diego. Being a caregiver for a loved one can be stressful. Join clinicians from Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital to learn strategies that can help combat the challenges of caring for a family member or friend.
To register, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) or visit their Wellness website.

June New Book List

Every month except January we purchase up to ten new books for the enjoyment of our Friends. Here is the May list:

Alam, Rumaan That Kind of Mother
Frank, Dorothea Benton By Invitation Only
McLain, Paula Love and Ruin
Molloy, Aimee The Perfect Mother
Wolitzer, Meg The Female Persuasion
Meacham, Jon The Soul of America
Stark, Peter Young Washington
Westover, Tara Educated

Ice Cream Sundae

Ice Cream Social

Saturday June 23rd • 1:00pm Community Room Enjoy the summer and cool off with some delicious ice cream (while supplies last). Choose from a variety of toppings and syrup to make your very own sundae!

Limit of 2 scoops per person


The and Castle Girls, the 2017-2018 One Book, One San Diego Title

Cover of the Sand Castle Girls and Author PictureKPBS and San Diego Public Library are proud to present The Sandcastle Girls by New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian.


The Sandcastle Girls is a multi-generational tale that spans nearly 100 years. It is initially set in Syria during World War I and focuses on the Armenian Genocide. “These days it is very important for me to tell people that I am the grandson of two Middle Eastern immigrants,” Bohjalian said. “We are a nation of refugees and immigrants. The novel is set in Aleppo - yes, that Aleppo that has broken all of our hearts the last five years - and the city as it appears in the novel exists now only in romance and memory.”

Library Location

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

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator, and author (1902-2001)