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July-August New Book List

Since it is time for summer reading, here are our New Books for July and August. Enjoy!

Bachman, Fredrick Us Against You
Clinton/Patterson The President Is Missing
Connolly,John The Woman in he Woods
Dybek, Nick The Verdun Affair
King, Stephan The Outsider
Roberts, Nora Shelter in Place
Ware,Ruth The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Abrams, Dan Lincoln's Last Trial
Baier, Bret Three Days in Moscow
McCain, John The Restless Wave
Sedaris, David Calypso

Find Waldo Logo 

Find Waldo. Collect Button. Repeat.

He’s back! For the entire month of July, Waldo will be hiding inside all 36 branches of the San Diego Public Library system! Can you find him? Pick up your official passport at any branch and see how many you can find.

For each Waldo located you’ll receive a stamp in your passport and that branch’s collectible button. Each branch has designed their own unique button to commemorate the hunt. Collect all 36! Win great prizes! Full details available on our website.

All participants are eligible to enter the Library Shop’s Waldo Prize Raffle. Participants who visit all 36 branches are eligible to receive a 37th button available only at the Library Shop, an official Champion Waldo Finder lanyard to display your buttons on, entry into the Waldo Champion Raffle for $100 Library Shop gift cards and a Waldo Home Library and 36% off their entire purchase! No purchase necessary to play or win. And be on the lookout for one of a kind Gold buttons to unlock even more prizes!

All buttons were made by San Diego Public Library and Library Foundation staff volunteers!

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 Luehring

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.


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)