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Descanso Branch Library - 9545 River Dr. (619)445-5279
Library Hours Tues. - 12pm -7pm Wed. & Thurs. -10am - 6pm Fri. & Sat. - 10am - 5pm Hours

Sunday– Monday Closed


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Special Programs

Adventures on the Pacific Crest Trail and Beyond!

Tuesdays July 23th 5:00 pm
Join Dana to hear captivating stories, view stunning pictures and videos, and gain insights into the challenges of long-distance self-contained travel, training for such hikes, dietary requirements, necessary gear, and fitness preparation. Prepare for an enthralling travelogue about these magnificent trails

Thursdays begining July 4th

July 4th - Library closed
July 11th - Paint an Ore block
July 18th - Craft a Mob Wind Sock
July 25th - Plant a Perler Bead Flower

Regular Programs

Knitting Group

Tuesdays | 5:30pm
Join us where adults and teens meet at the library to knit. Don’t know how to knit, no problem. Drop by and learn how.

Book Club

4th Tuesday | 3:30pm
Join us where adults and teens meet at the library to knit. Don’t know how to knit, no problem. Drop by and learn how.

Senior Lunch

Wednesdays | 12:00 pm
San Ysidro Health’s East County Senior Nutrition Program provides hot, nutritious lunches for adults ages 60 and older in the rural Mountain Empire Area. As part of this program, seniors share meals with other older adults in their region, creating meaningful bonds and reducing social isolation. Senior Lunches will now be served in the community room of the library every Wednesday at 12:45pm. Please call 619-478-2384 for more information or to make a reservation. We will have fun activities from 12pm-12:45pm. Menus are available at the Descanso Library.

Feeding San Diego

1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month, 8:30am-9:30am Feeding San Diego is on a mission to connect every person facing hunger with nutritious meals by maximizing food rescue. Free food available for pick up in the parking lot of the library.

Tech Help

Fridays | 10am-12pm
Need help navigating technology? Drop by to ask us your basic computer and phone questions and receive one on one help.

Make and Take Craft

Saturdays | All day
Drop by the library Saturdays and create a new craft every week.


Saturdays | 10:30
Join us in the children’s area for story-time every Saturday! We will have Dance Party Story-time, Story-time with crafts, and Bilingual Story-time once a month.

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Friends of the Descanso Library meeting

Friday March 8th | 10:30am
The Friends of the Descanso Library is a group of people who recognize and support the value of neighborhood libraries. We meet once a month on the 2nd Friday of the month. Meetings are open you to the public. We invite you to stop by and share in our enthusiasm for the library.


Our Shirley Somes Continuing Education Recipient

Victoria (Tory) Mellott received our scholarship for $500 for Continuing Education this year. Tory is attending Cuyamaca College and Kumeyaay Community College. She is learning cultural practices that will be helpful in conducting conservation efforts and also business classes. Combining the classes will help keep the family ranch as a sustainable business and thriving ecosystem for many years to come.

There were no applicants for the Molly Jean Featheringill Scholarship


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