All programs and activities are canceled at the Descanso Library except those shown below.
Senior lunch will be happening, as a pickup, not eaten in the branch. We have no information about calling to reserve your lunch package.
Feeding San Diego will continue to deliver on first and third Thursdays. They will pre-package food and hand it into your car.
Feeding San Diego
No income or eligibility requirements
Our Library has new flooring
Our flooring was replaced March 2021.
Applications for the scholarship will be in the library 3/17/21 and now listed on the scholarship page.
They will be due back to the library 5/11/21
go to scholarship page
It's official Christine Buckmaster Retirement Announcement Branch Manager of Descanso Library-San Diego County
We are missing her wonderful activities End of the Summer Reading Party, Storytime, Haunted Library, Class Visits, Cookie Exchange Countless others.
Christine Thank you for being here for us
A Friends Tribute to Peggy Machado
Countless numbers of children, now adults, will remember Mrs. Machado as the quiet spoken librarian who helped them pick out the books they loved and led the crafts and events in the library and made it the memorable place it is.
But for the rest of us we will miss our friend. Peggy’s welcoming smile, kindness, and generosity of spirit lifted us and urged us to be better people. She liked a good laugh and we thank her for sharing that too.
Peggy was at the Descanso Branch Library from its beginnings. Working with Mollie Jean, Edie, Beryl, Mo, Ruth, and more, they moved Descanso to build a new library at its current site and preserve the old library as a testimony. The look on Peggy’s face said it all as she watched the children’s parade of books from that old site to the new…pride, excitement at the prospect of new adventures, and learning. She made it what it is today. Many staff who benefited from her mentorship will attest to that.
Our hearts break for Norm, Mary, and Becky and her grandchildren. We were blessed to have her in our lives. Thank you for sharing her love with us and we hope you find comfort and a smile when you look at our beautiful library (and garden) and know how much we valued her and how much we, too will miss her.