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. 11*Sat. Jul. 12
Fri. Aug. 1*Sat. Aug. 2
Fri. Sep. 5Sat. Sep. 6
Fri. Oct. 3Sat. Oct. 4
Fri. Oct. 31Sat. Nov. 1
Fri. Dec. 5Sat. Dec. 6

*Hours: 3-5 p.m.

Contact Us at

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

Newsletter Archive

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 July Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Call to order 6:00 p.m. 8 members and Senior Librarian present.

Officers' Report

Minutes for June 24, 2014 meeting read and accepted.

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

Membership: We're not doing too well. We had 13 renewals and 3 new members. Of the new, 2 signed up for life. Total membership is 438 which includes 78 individual, 49 family, 5 sponsor, 193 seniors, 102 life, 7 students, and 4 associates. There are currently 78 in grace period. We need to get more members. Board discussed possibilities.

Newsletter: Still looking for newsletter editor.

Programming: Brian Asher is doing well. Correspondence secretary will be sending a get well card to him as soon as possible. We received a bill for $75 from Samuel French Agency in New York for showing the Emily Dickinson film. It was a misunderstanding. World Book Night which was in discussion for April, but the organization has suspended their operations in the United States at this time. Cecelia brought in teal, true blue, and navy blue samples for table cloths for the Annual Dinner. Board picked the true blue. This is good because Gloria Henderson who does the flowers for the tables said that blue is easier to work with. Board asked David if one of the librarians, perhaps Childrens' Librarian Ednita Kelly, if she can introduce the speaker for the Annual Dinner. Letters of invitation are scheduled to be sent out in mid September. Lisa See's paperback version of China Dolls will be available between February and September of next year. Cecelia is hoping in that we can hold a book signing event in February. We will probably give anyone who attends a free copy of her book. Board did not decide on date. January event time is coming soon. Do we want to continue with this? Does anyone have any ideas. Cecelia would like someone who is literary. Board discussed possibilities.

Website: Everything is current. She needed the very last bit of information from the last board meeting. Selma read the minutes of the last meeting so she will be posting the June and July highlights of the board meeting in the coming week.

Book Buying: JoAnn asked the board members for list of books they would like to get for the library. She will be going to Barnes and Noble in the next few days.

Senior Librarian's Report:

Old Business: Clip on microphone still needs to be purchased.

New Business: Board requested David to get estimates for two fans for the book sales as it was very hot during the last one.

Meeting adjorned 7:10 p.m. Next meeting, Tuesday, July 29th at 6:00 p.m. Public welcome.

Highlights of June Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Call to order 6:00 p.m. Six members present.

Officers' Report

Minutes for May 27, 2014 meeting read and accepted.

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

Membership: 18 renewals, 5 new, 68 in grace period for a total membership of 361. 19 renewal letters will be mailed shortly.

Newsletter: Cecelia distributed flyers for our next event on July 19 at St. Peter Espicopal Church. We have no obligations at the church for this event. They will take care of event. We just do the advertising. Annual Dinner menu items will be the members choice of chicken or fish. Reservations price will be $30 per person. Board members will be required to bring a shopping bag of books which can be picked up from the October used book sale at the library for give away. For the Lisa Lee event, we may order her latest book, China Dolls from Barnes and Noble. The book will be included in the price of admission. The event will be at the Grand Annex.

Website: Yumi has not returned from her vacation yet.

Senior Librarian's Report: (Maureen Stapleton sitting in for David Ellis)

Meeting adjorned 7:10 p.m. Next meeting, Tuesday, July 29th at 6:00 p.m. Public welcome.

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