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Support our wonderful branch, staff, programs,
collections, and future growth.    

Join our next chapter meeting on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:00pm

Your support broadens
the library’s impact
on the community.

With the help of your friendship, Book Shop sales,
and donations, the Friends of the UH Library have pledged to give over $9,800.00 to our
University Heights library branch!
With the City match of 50%, our tiny but mighty library is set to receive $14,700
for books, materials, programs, and supplies.

Thank you!

"Making History Now"

SDPL is proud to announce the winners of our
2024 San Diego Pride Library Card Contest.

Stop by the UH Library and replace your current library card
with one of the new winning designs while supplies last.
Library card replacement fee is waived for the month of July.

LGBTQIA+ & Allied Educators and Library Workers
are honored to be the Community Grand Marshal
for the annual San Diego Pride Parade
on Saturday, July 20

See you at the Library!

Children’s Early Evening Storytime & Craft

Tuesday, July 16 @ 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Visit the UH library for entertaining and enlightening story time.
Enjoy favorite children's songs and fun musical instruments
followed by a creative arts & crafts activity.
Presented by Miss Helene, our Youth Services Librarian.
This program is appropriate for children ages 5 and up
but children all ages are welcome!
(Adult supervision recommended for crafts.)

Children’s ASL Signing Storytime

Monday, July 22 @ 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Join us for an early afternoon story time for young children
including books, music, and bubbles with the addition of American Sign Language presented by Jennifer Duncan from Signs at Play.
The last 10-15 minutes of Story time will be available for Q&A so parents and caregivers can learn more about ASL and using signs at home.
Kiddos can get an "ILY" (I Love You) signing hand stamp, too!

Sparkles the Clown Magic & Bubbles Show

Saturday, July 27 @ 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Join the fun! An interactive, funny, and whimsical
✨Magic and Bubbles🫧 Show with Sparkles the Clown!
Giggles abound as some children end up inside a giant bubble!

This program is generously sponsored by the
Friends of the University Heights Branch Library.

Looking to get involved with the Friends of the Library? You’re in luck!

The Board is looking for a new Secretary

The Secretary of the Board is a communications and marketing wizard!
The Secretary takes minutes during our monthly meetings, updates our website, keeps us active with the community on Instagram, and communicates with our friends through our monthly newsletter.
The Secretary is creative and designs flyers and materials promoting
our tiny but mighty University Heights library.

The Mission of the Friends of the Library is to enhance the San Diego Public Library System so that it may fulfill its literary, educational, technological, community, and cultural purposes.

The Vision of the Friends of the Library
is a thriving and sustainable library system accessible to all.

Please email us at: to inquire!

San Diego City Council

unanimously approved the

Library Master Plan!

Read the Plan

(UH Library on pages 134-135)

The Library Master Plan is the result of a partnership between San Diego Public Library
and Library Foundation SD.

The Library Master Plan provides provides a long-range vision and strategy for library facilities, technology, and programming. It is an aspirational vision for a library system that’s empowered, equitable, and engaging.

With the approval vote, the San Diego Public Library
now has a plan to modernize its branches,
further meet community needs, and become more geographically available across San Diego.

Thank you for joining us!

We had a great time celebrating 110 years of the University Heights Library.

Sparkles the Clown made us feel special
with beautiful and creative face paintings,
and we hope the cupcakes from Babycakes
brightened your day!

A special thanks to Councilmember Stephen Whitburn for celebrating our tiny but mighty library
and proclaiming April 27 to be known as
“University Heights Library Day”
in the City of San Diego!

Head to our Instagram page for highlights

UHCA Anniversary Celebration!

A big thank you goes out to the University Heights Community Association
for providing us the opportunity to reach out to the community at the
University Heights Sign 25th Anniversary Celebration

We met lots of new people, many who became members of the Friends of the UH Library.
There were also many people who got library cards for the first time or renewed their current cards. We hope you will use your library card to acess all the great resources the library provides!

Thank you to Councilmember Stephen Whitburn and State Assemblymember Chris Ward for stopping by our table and for their continued support of our library.

In the News

Check out our column in the latest issue of the University Heights Community Association News.

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Tax deductible membership dues and donations may be matched by the City of San Diego

and used to support programs and purchase books, materials, and equipment.

The Friends of San Diego Public Library is a California Tax Exempt Non-Profit Corporation under IRS 501(c)(3).
FEIN: 95-3313747.

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