Board Members and Affiliates

-Pat Colby
Vice President and Corresponding Secretary
-Georgia Cordero
Recording Secretary
-Selma Hunter
-Jerry Gusha
-Sandy Clayson,
Carol Higgs
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. Mar. 6Sat. Mar. 7
Fri. May. 1Sat. May. 2
Fri. Jun. 5Sat. Jun. 6
Fri. Jul. 10Sat. Jul. 11
Fri. Jul. 31Sat. Aug. 1
Fri. Sep. 4Sat. Sep. 5
Fri. Oct. 2Sat. Oct. 3
Fri. Nov. 6Sat. Nov. 7
Fri. Dec. 4Sat. Dec. 5

Contact Us at

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

Newsletter Archive

Winter 2015 Newsletter
LA Times comes to Pedro ...

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.

Important Announcement: The San Pedro Library will be closed from March 9th through April 17 while the electrical system is upgraded. The April Used Book Sale has been canceled. All holds, unless specified otherwise by the patron, will automatically be sent to Harbor Gateway Branch Library. Their address is 24000 S. Western, Harbor City 90710, phone: (310) 534-9520, and fax: (310) 534-9532. The Wilmington Branch Library is close. Their address is 1300 N. Avalon Boulevard, Wilmington 90744, phone: (310) 834-1082, and fax number: (310) 548-7418. Both branch hours of operation is Mon: 10-8, Tue: 12-8, Wed: 10-8, Thu: 12-8, Fri: 9:30-5:30 Sat: 9:30-5:30, and closed on Sundays.

Highlights of March Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. Call to order 6:00 p.m.

Officers' Report

Ten board members present.

Minutes for the February 24th, 2015 meeting was distributed to each member and accepted.

Treasurer: Treasurer reported on our finances.

Membership: This past month we had 1 renewal, 4 new members, 41 in grace period for a total membership of 430. The memberships: 61 Individual, 49 Family, 6 Sponsoring, 198 Senior, 106 Life, 5 Student, and 1 Associate (includes 4 in grace.)


Book Buying: No books were bought this month because deliveries can't be made while library is closed. JoAnn will be taking care of book buying next month.

Website: Webmaster reported on the following:

  1. Announced that library would be closed between March 9th and April 17th.
  2. "Meet F. Scott Fitzgerald" event was announced and an article and photos were posted after the event.
  3. Thanked the board for the purchase of PhotoShop.
  4. Promo for Lisa See event is posted.
  5. Posted highlights of the February board meeting.

Committee reports were accepted as given.

Senior Librarian's Report: David was not present at this meeting.

Old Business:

New Business:

Adjorned 7:10 p.m. Next meeting April 28th at 6:00 p.m. at the library community room. Public invited. If you're interested in volunteering, come meet the board. There's always something that you can do to help your San Pedro Library.

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