The Carmel Valley Library Corner

By Julie Wong


Summer reading program

Thank you to the Friends of Carmel Valley Branch Library for supporting the Summer Reading Program. Thank you also to the following local businesses for donating to the Summer Reading Program: CeramiCafe, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Jimbo’s, and Rubio’s.

Donating by texting

  1. Text LIBRARY to 20222 to make a $5 gift to support the San Diego Public Library.
  2. Confirm your donation by entering YES.
  3. Your donation will appear as a $5 tax deductible donation on your mobile phone bill.

Donate up to six times per month by texting LIBRARY to 20222. Want to donate more? Visit


Every Tuesday @ 4 p.m.

Afternoon story time

Mr. Ted will entertain with stories, songs, and music.

Every Tuesday @ 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Summer tutoring for K-12

Need help with assignments, test preparations, reading skills, or other school related learning?

Visit the main desk to reserve your spot. Tutors are from READ and Volunteer San Diego.

Every Wednesday @ 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Yoga class for seniors

This is a program for seniors only that is held in the Community Room of the

Carmel Valley Branch Library. Instructors are from Silver Age Yoga. Every class utilizes chairs but please bring your own exercise mat if desired. No reservations required.

Every Friday @ 10 a.m.

Infant/toddler story time

Every Friday @ 11 a.m.

Preschool story time (3 to 5 years old)

Story time lasts for about 30 minutes and it includes stories, songs, music, fingerplays and a coloring page.

Friday, Sept. 1 and 15 @ 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lego builder club

This program is for ages 6-12. No registration required and limit of 40 participants. Legos contain small objects and parent supervision is recommended.

Tutoring for sixth-graders — High School Students will provide Homework Help to K-6th graders beginning on Saturday, September 3rd in the Young Adult Area from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sept. 7 @ 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Child/parent book club

New members are welcome and should register at the discussion. For children in grades 4, 5 and 6. The group will discuss “Fly By Night ” by Frances Hardinge.

Sept. 14 and 28 @ 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Afternoon craft time for pre-K to sixth-graders

This program is for Pre-K-sixth graders and no registration is required. The class will be limited to 40 participants.

Sept. 17 @ 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friends of Carmel Valley bargain book sale

The Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be holding a bargain book sale fundraiser to benefit the library. Proceeds will go to buy new materials for the library and to pay for children’s programs, art and music programs. The book sale will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. It will feature bargain books (cookbooks, children’s books, mysteries, fiction, etc., etc.) priced to sell at only 4 for $1!

The Friends of the Carmel Valley Library Bookstore carries books, tapes, videos, and assorted treasures for library lovers on sale during regular library hours. All proceeds from the bookstore benefit the library and money raised by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library are eligible for matching funds from the City of San Diego. Our thanks to you!

Library Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and CLOSED Sunday and Monday. Our bookdrop will be open at all times.

The Carmel Valley Library is a branch of the San Diego Public Library. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive, directly behind the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Plaza. Our phone number is (858) 552-1668 and our Web Catalog address is https://