Board Members and Affiliates

-Pat Colby
Vice President and Corresponding Secretary
-Georgia Cordero
Recording Secretary
-Selma Hunter
-Jerry Gusha
-Sandy Clayson, Carol Higgins
Newsflyerletter Editor/Programming
-Cecelia Moore
Bookbuying Committee
-JoAnn Kostelas, Theodora Sonnichsen, Jan Wilcox
Member at Large
-Chris Watanabe
Web Master
-Yumi Yamamoto
Senior Librarian
-David Ellis

Used Book Sales

Friday Preview Book Sales for Member of Friends of The San Pedro Library only. Fridays 2-5 p.m.

Saturdays 11-4 p.m. open to the public.

We also have our own store within the Library which is open Monday-Saturday from 1-5 p.m.

You may join the Friends Group at any of the Book Sales or contact the Branch Librarian.

Donations accepted during book store and book sale hours.

2015 Book Sale dates:

Fri. Jan. 2Sat. Jan. 3

Rest of the dates will be published as soon as they are available.

Contact Us at

Library Tel: 310-548-7779
931 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731

Newsletter Archive

Fall 2014 Newsflyer
Reserve your seat ...

Summer 2014 Newsflyer
Meet Emily Dickinson ...

Spring 2014 Newsflyer
Meet Emily Dickinson ...

Winter 2014
Freida Lee Mock's "G-Dog" ...

Fall 2013
San Pedro's "Dance Lady" waltzes ...

Summer 2013
San Pedro Library's 125th Anniversary ...

Spring 2013
Poets, Poets, We Have Poets! ...

Winter 2013
San Pedro Friends Welcome Patt Morrison ...

Fall 2012
Councilman Joe Buscaino ...

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The Board meets every last Tuesday of the month starting at 6:00 p.m. Along with the Senior Librarian, we discuss what we can do to spread the love of reading and to improve literacy. The meeting is open to the public so join us and be a part of your community.

Highlights of November Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014. Call to order 6:00 p.m. Seven members present.

Officers' Report

Minutes for October 28th, 2014 meeting read and accepted as corrected.

Treasurer: Reported on our finances including a rundown of the cost of our annual dinner held in October. The final number showed that it cost more than we made, but not by much. The board felt that the celebration outweighed the cost of paying for the event.

Membership: 371 paid and 93 in grace period for a total of 464 memberships. Received $150 in donations.

Newsletter and Programming: Newsletter editor distributed copies in regards to our January speaker Steve Lopez. He has not yet designated a charity of his choice that we could make a donation to in lieu of his fee. Editor will look into that further.

Book Buying: Not in attendance.

Website: Web master reported on website. Nothing unusual, just the normal updates.

Committe reports were accepted as given.

Senior Librarian's Report:

Old Business: We will be providing coffee and cookies at the January speaker event. Some purchased, some homemade. Pat Colby displayed a plague honoring Friends for its efforts and accomplishments. The certificate was given to us from LAPL as an appreciation for supporting the library. It was received during the Friends Appreciation Breakfast. Cecelia distributed copies of upcoming newsletter to be mailed on the 11th or 12th of December. Reservations for Steve Lopez will be mailed out on December 15. At the close of the meeting Pat demonstrated the new wireless microphones. It was discussed that we needed a longer powerstrip. Pat will get one from Radioshack.

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

We will have two meetings in January 2015. First will be on Tuesday, January 6th and the second on January 27th. Both will start at 6:00 p.m. Public welcome.

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