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A special notice. Beginning April 3, 2019, we will stop updating this site and focus on the Friends' new website at https://friendsoftherblibrary.org/. Please go there. We welcome your comments as we try to provide information about our RB Library faster and in more useful formats.

Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library

Join - Become a Member

Are you thinking about joining the RB Friends of the Library but you need to know more?

Here’s how you benefit.

  • You have the satisfaction of supporting worthwhile efforts to enrich library service to the community—by helping fund Library activities, events, books, DVDs, CDs, capital investments, and more.
  • You can borrow hot new best sellers from the Friends Lending Library.
  • You pay half-price in the shop all day every day, not just Wednesdays.
  • You receive the Friends Newsletter, keeping you in the know.
  • You have a variety of opportunities to volunteer and make new friends while you help.

Although the City budget staffs the open hours, takes care of the building, and buys some materials, Friends of the Library funds support almost all programs, many of the materials you borrow, and some improvements to the facilities. The Friends (FOL) is invaluable to this community. Just ask the librarians.

Here’s how Rancho Bernardo benefits:

  • All our financial support stays in Rancho Bernardo.
  • We bring free jazz and classical concerts to the community.
  • Children and adults enjoy our summer reading programs and win prizes for finishing.
  • We provide funds for deserving special projects the Librarian requests. We run the Jerry Peterson Bookshop inside the library.
  • We hold Book Sales at the library.
  • We accept donations of books, endowments, and bequests, all to support our library.

Your generosity is very much appreciated and visible in the quality and number of programs at the library.

Categories of Membership

Level Donation
Individual $10
Couple $15
Family $20
Sponsor $50
Select $75
Patron $100
Premium $200
Funding Contributor $300
Capital Contributor $500

Patrons, Premium and Contributors will be recognized .
Funding Contributors fund a summer program and the contributor's name will be used in publicity for that program.
Capital Contributors fund capital investments in the Library furnishings and will be recognized.

Join, Donate or Volunteer

The Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

Click here for a Join, Donate, or Volunteer Form which you may print and mail in.

Because someone has gotten around our spam defense, we have disabled our online form. Please use the printed form for now.

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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)