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
Member at Large
-Chris Watanabe
Member at Large
-JoAnn Kostelas
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.

2014 Book Sale dates:

Fri. Jan. 3Sat. Jan. 4
Fri. Jan. 31Sat. Feb. 1
Fri. Feb. 28Sat. Mar. 1
Fri. Apr. 4Sat. Apr. 5
Fri. May 2Sat. May 3
Fri. Jun. 6Sat. Jun. 7
Fri. Jul. 11Sat. Jul. 12
Fri. Aug. 1Sat. Aug. 2
Fri. Sep. 5Sat. Sep. 6
Fri. Oct. 3Sat. Oct. 4
Fri. Oct. 31Sat. Nov. 1
Fri. Dec. 5Sat. Dec. 6

Contact Us at

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

Newsletter Archive

Download Friends of San Pedro Library Newsflyer and read about our upcoming events and much more.

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 ...

Summer 2012
An Afternoon of Beautiful! ...

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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 March Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Call to order 6:05 p.m. Seven members and substitue librarian attended.

Officers' Report

Minutes for February 25, 2014 meeting read and accepted.

Treasurer: New Treasurer Jerry Gusha gave report on our financial status.

Membership: Carol Higgs reported 10 renewals, 0 life, 3 new, 357 paid, 117 in grace for a total of 474 members. Twenty renewals and 63 overdue letters were sent out this past month. The overdues mean memberships that expired between January 2013 to August 31, 2013.

Newsletter: Newsflyers were sent out and should be received shortly if not already. Cecelia did the mail processing by herself as it is easier to do it that way instead of bringing them to be done at the library.

Programming: Cecelia informed board that Ports O'Call Restaurant wanted $50 per person pre-payment for our Annual Dinner and Election which is scheduled in October. She found out that the restaurant required the prepayment for reserving the second floor ballroom on Saturdays. A vote was taken and it was decided that the event should be moved to Fridays instead in the future. The only concern for now is to contact Henrietta Moseley our guest speaker for this year's annual dinner. Cecelia will take care of that. Cecelia distributed packages of flyers to the board to be taken to local areas for advertisement of our next event "An Afternoon with Emily Dickinson." Selma asked Yumi, and she consented, to put up the banners early that day. San Pedro Today will be carryng the ad for the event in their next edition. The event will start with the film "The Belle of Amherst," followed by a discussion session, and Debra Clancy will talk about the Emily Dickinson connection to San Pedro at the end. Board members volunteered to bring refreshments which will be served at the end of the event.

Book Buying: JoAnn did not attend the meeting but sent a note stating that 80 books have been bought for the library in the last two months.

Website: The article about the G-Dog event has been posted to our website. Since there were two editors, Pat and Cecelia, Yumi decided to post both. The current version is the one edited by Cecelia. Yumi would like to continue with her son writing the articles as it is a good way of practicing his skills. Yumi needs Photoshop Elements (software) for editing photos which are printed on our newsletters/flyers and posted to our website. Board approved cost of $59.99 plus tax.

Senior Librarian's Report: (Librarian Sophia Webber substitute)

Old Business: Jerry is checking out prices for the clip-on microphones. Found one locally at Radio Shack for $19.99 plus tax. Board approved purchase of one microphone. If it works well we'll purchase more as needed. Selma asked Sophie to ask David out the status of the white boards. Cecelia will check the floors before our next event to make sure it is clean. Georgia reported on two correspondences. Thank you letter was received from Pat, a former library staff, for our attendance at her retirement party. Homeboy Industries also send out thank you to all those people who donated money at the G-Dog event.

New Business: Could we set up an event to visit the Central Library or even Huntington Library? San Pedro Chamber of Commerce wanted to know if we wanted to renew our membership ($144). Board approved because we will be on their calendar of events and their directory which will give us greater visibility to the community. Cecelia reported that LAPL is finalist for the National Medal Award. Download LAPL press release .

Adjorned at 7:10, next meeting April 29th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Public welcome.

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