The Coast News Group

Library Guild stays in motion

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild reports that the Rancho Santa Fe Library Building at 17040 Avenida de Acacias, is now nearly 100 percent compliant with ADA regulations. This was possible because of the help of a grant from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Disabled parking is located behind the library building, accessible by the association driveway.

Make your reservations now, as the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild plans to host an Author Talk with T. Jefferson Parker at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7. The best-selling author presents his new release, “Full Measure.” Cost is $40 and includes a light lunch, an author question-and answer-opportunity, and a signed copy of the book.

This year’s Summer Reading, themed “Pause to Read,” was declared a success, with Rancho Santa Fe enrolling more than 300 children, with different goals and rewards for each age group. The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild sponsored programs and special events each day. Some of the highlights included a visit from Jenny Craig, on “I Love Horses Day,” who presented and signed her children’s book, “I Believe In Genevieve.” Craig answered a host of questions from young readers and horse lovers. In addition, she donated 50 copies of “Genevieve” which were sold to patrons, with all proceeds going to the RSF Library.

In addition, the RSF Library Guild announced that the goal for its Ellie Johns Scholarship has been met, and exceeded. This scholarship was established this year to honor longtime guild employee and volunteer, Eleanor Johns. for her many contributions to the guild over the course of 30 years. This scholarship is being held and managed by the RSF Foundation, and will begin by awarding $500 to college students majoring in Communication Studies. Stay tuned for application information to come.

There is also time yet to make a memorial donation to the Virginia Dewey Fund. The guild created this fund to remember and honor Virginia ‘Ginny’ Dewey and her lifetime of commitment to the library. Gifts to this fund will provide for the future of guild book collections at the Rancho Santa Fe branch.

Remember the Book Cellar is open Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (858) 759-8421.

Would you like to be a guild volunteer? The group is currently looking for Book Cellar substitute cashiers. If you enjoy books and working with the public, call the guild office at (858) 756-4780.