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Join our next chapter meeting on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00pm

Stop by your UH Library branch
Thursday, May 16
7:00 - 10:00 AM

The Friends of University Heights Library and the UH Community Association
will have snacks, refreshments, and friendship!

SANDAG Bike Anywhere Day
(formerly Bike to Work Day)
is an opportunity to ride to work,
school, the beach . . . anywhere!

Join thousands in riding across the San Diego region.
Bike Anywhere Day is a free event open to everyone.
Sign up to participate and be automatically entered
for the chance to win* one of three e-bikes,
courtesy of Velotric.

See you at the Library!

Children’s Storytime & Craft
Saturday, May 18 @ 10:30 - 11:30
Join us as Miss Helene, the Youth Services Librarian, reads a selection of enjoyable books! Story time will include some favorite children's songs
and fun movement. To be followed by a creative craft project.
Appropriate for children ages 5 and up but all ages are welcome!
(Adult assistance with little ones recommended for craft activity.)

Kamishibai Storytime Performance
Tuesday, May 21 @ 6:00 - 6:45
Gather for a lively and entertaining performance featuring the Japanese style of folktale storytelling, Kamishibai. Before TV & comic books existed in Japan, there was Kamishibai (kami = paper; shibai = theatre),
bringing international folk tales to life. In this Japanese "street theater" storytelling tradition, a professional storyteller reveals a series of illustrations contained in a storybox as the narrative unfolds.
This storytelling program is presented by Walter Ritter of Write Out Loud San Diego. The Mission of Write Out Loud is to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud to audiences of all ages.

Children’s After School Stories, Songs, & Crafts
Wednesday, May 22 @ 2:00 - 3:00
Finish out the school day as Miss Helene, the Youth Services Librarian, presents energizing and entertaining stories, favorite children's songs, musical instruments, and some creative arts & crafts!
Suitable for children ages 5 and up but children of all ages are welcome.
(Adult supervision recommended for crafts.)

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

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.

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.

Friends of UH Library Meeting

Our next meeting will be on June 11 at 6:00pm

Join us via Zoom:

If you have an item you would like to address in the meeting,
please email

The Book Sale is Back!

For info, check out our Book Sale page.

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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