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

Join our next chapter meeting on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:00pm

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!

"Read, Renew, Repeat"

This summer, we are all about conservation in our Summer Reading Program!
San Diego residents of all ages are encouraged to sign up for this event and Read, Renew, and Repeat!

Complete a combination of 10 books, hours of reading, or activities
to claim your prizes. Sign up begins June 1st and the program will last through August 31st. Adventure is just one book away! 

"Designed for all ages, [this] summer reading program will feature the idea of conservation. Conservation as a movement focuses on protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity.
iREAD 2024: Read, Renew, Repeat makes for a wonderfully diversified summer reading program that encourages reading
as a restorative method of self-improvement and self-preservation.

Register for the Summer Reading Program below:

See you at the Library!

San Diego City Employment Information Session

Monday, June 10 @ 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Attend this informational presentation about
the City of San Diego's hiring process and learn how to apply.
Be part of our family! Come join our team of over 12,000
skilled and dedicated City of San Diego employees!
Take the opportunity to make your community a better place to live
every day, and you will be rewarded with exciting career opportunities,
a competitive salary, and great benefits.
Job seekers can apply here:

Marc Griffiths, Ventriloquist

Saturday, June 15 @ 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Ventriloquist Marc Griffiths will entertain and inspire with this 
feel-good hilarious family show that is full of magic and big puppets
that also provides a positive message.
This is a must-see Summer Reading Program performance!

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

Pride Storytime

Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate Pride season
with a special PRIDE Storytime featuring Friidae!
PRIDE Storytime is a family-friendly way of recognizing
and celebrating our diversity and individuality
through age-appropriate stories & songs.
This is a safe space, all families are welcome!
No registration is required!

Amazing Dana Magic Show

Saturday, June 29 @ 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Amazing Dana, “San Diego’s Best Family Magician”,
is bringing a hilarious and fun-filled magic show to our library! 
Appropriate for all ages and audience participation is encouraged!

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

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

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 18 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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