Friends of the Descanso Library

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.



Saturday, Jan. 21 on January 27 at 1 pm:

Presentation: Sunrise Powerlink Mitigation Grants Program - Bonnie


An excellent program: Understanding Credit Reports
and Preventing Identity Theft and Scams
January 24 at 5 pm

poster for financial wellness




From Bill Sannwald, Principal Librarian
San Diego County Library – Orange Region
Branches: Alpine, Descanso,
East Mobile, Encinitas, Imperial Beach,
Julian, North Mobile, Pine Valley

During the recent power outages, our affected branches were provided with a variety of supplies and tools to allow the branches to remain open so as to continue serving as community centers. Supplies such as lanterns, blankets, handwarmers, scarves, and batteries were distributed to library branches affected by the power outages. Additionally, some of the most remote branches were provided with solar panels to power MiFi kits (Internet) so as to be able to provide Internet access and charge library laptops for use.

Feedback received from library customers and community members during this incident as well as in the past has made it clear that our communities expect our libraries to remain open as much as possible. Our Library Administration is working on long-term planning to better equip our branches for similar situations in the future, including finding ways to keep power on in our buildings during power outages. Multiple options are being explored so as to best prepare our libraries for the possibility of future situations such as power outages. While it takes time to implement County-wide initiatives, work is become done as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Dates to save:


Visit our new TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) class

every Saturday morning at 9:30

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Saturday Service at the Library:

Every Saturday: Book Concierge Service with Christine Buckmaster

EBOOK HELP Drop in for one-on-one help with e-books, Saturdays 10:00am-12pm with Christine Buckmaster

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More Dates to Save:

Senior Luncheon Provided by Mountain Health every Third Wednesday at
noon. $3 for ages 60 and up $6 for ages under 60. Call Descanso
Library (445-5279) to sign up by the previous Tuesday (events)

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

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