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
Member at Large
-Dymphna Kanz
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

Spring 2015 Newsletter
Lisa See returns ...

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" ...

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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. Photo, top row, left to right: Carol Higgs, Georgia Cordero, Pat Colby, Jan Wilcox, Jerry Gusha, Cecelia Moore, Chris Watanabe, Senior Librarian David Ellis. Bottom row: Theodora Sonnichisen, Dymphna Kanz, Jan Wilcox, Sandy Clayson, JoAnn Kostelas, Selma Hunter, Yumi Yamamoto .

Friends of San Pedro Library Board 2014-15.

Highlights of July Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015. Call to order 6:04 p.m.

9 Board Members, Senior Librarian, and one guest present.

Pat informed the board that Membership Co-chair Sandy Clayson resigned.

Officers' Report

Minutes for the June 30th, 2015 meeting distributed and approved by board

Treasurer: Treasurer reported on our finances.

Membership: There were 10 renewals, 2 new members, 44 in grace period for a total of 446 members of which 402 are paid. 22 renewals are to be sent out for month of August. $55 in donations received. Since Sandy left, Carol is seeking another person to help her. She said it was okay to use her email address to gather memberships' email addresses. Carol will help Selma at the membership table this coming Friday.

Newsletter: Newsletter is ready to go.


Book Buying: July books have been ordered. The library staff and members of the board can make suggestions and put them in the Book Buying committee's tray in the work room. Committee was asked about what they do about books that are ordered, but are not available. Committee will do something about it.

Website: Webmaster reported on the following:

New phone list was distributed and members updated their information.

Committee reports were accepted as given.

Senior Librarian's Report:

Old Business:

New Business:

Discussion centered around the management of the used book sales. Pat put together a solicitation and asked Yumi to put it in to a form that can be copied and distributed. Jerry will take care of the deposits from the book sales and Friends' book store. Board member asked if we could hire someone to manage. Yes, we can but our current expenditures are high and it would be difficult. Several of the board members will be at the used book sale this Friday.

Introduction of guest Tamara Jameson who will be volunteering for the upcoming used book sale. Thanks, Tamara.

Adjorned. Next meeting August 25th at 6:00 p.m. in 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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Want to be on our email list so you can get notifications and information about Friends of San Pedro Library? Please send an email to our membership chairperson Carol Higgs at Type “Friends of San Pedro Library email address” on the subject line and put your name and address in the email so that we can identify you properly. Membership renewals, newsletters, and reservation forms will still be sent through US mail. Thank you!ヽ(•‿•)ノ