Friends of the College-Rolando Library 
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The Friends of the College-Rolando Library • 6600 Montezuma Road, San Diego, CA, 92115  •  phone (619) 533-3902

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865); illustrated by John Tenniel

Library Hours

  • Monday 9:30–5:30
  • Tuesday 12:30–8:00
  • Wednesday 12:30–8:00
  • Thursday 9:30–5:30
  • Friday 9:30–5:30
  • Saturday 9:30–2:30
  • Sunday Closed

The library will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 for Independence Day.

C-R Happenings Newsletter (PDF)
Summer Reading Program calendar (PDF)

2014 Friends Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, January 28, 4:30
  • Tuesday, March 25, 4:30
  • Tuesday, June 03, 4:30
  • Tuesday, August 26, 4:30*Annual Meeting
  • Tuesday, October 28, 4:30

All meetings are held in the Community Room of the College-Rolando Library.

Members and anyone interested in the Friends are invited.

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The Friends of the San Diego Library strengthen library collections and make a difference in library programs to enhance the joy of reading, an essential skill.

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Our Summer Reading Program

through August 15th. Special family performance by the musical group Raggle Taggle June 16th. Learn more

Paws to Read summer program

Book Club

Saturday, August 9, at 10 a.m., Seminar Room B – House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III.

House of Sand and Fog, our Book Club selection for August 9

Copies are available for checkout at the circulation desk. See all the 2014 Book Club selections»

Family Movie Afternoon

Tuesday, August 12 at 3pm - Lego


Keep cool in the library and join us August 12 for Lego at 3pm.

One Book, One San Diego 2014

Lysley Tenorio's Montress

Learn more about One Book, One San Diego


Book Sales

Tuesday 12:30 – 2:30
Saturday 12:00 – 2:00

Find what you've been looking for – discover new favorites – every week – in the Friends' Room.

stack of books

Family Story Time

Every Friday at 10, Children's Area.

Followed by children's yoga on the 1st and 3rd Fridays in the Community Room.

Eric Carle's Hungry Caterpillar, Preschool Story Time at the library.

Low Impact Fitness

Morning: 1st and 3d Saturdays at 9:45
Evening: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30

In the Community Room. No reservation required.

Zumba Gold at the College-Rolando Library

Aryn's Family Yoga

2nd and 4th Saturdays at 9:30.

No reservation required. Just bring a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing.

Children's yoga is held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays at 10:30.

Aryn's Family Yoga at the College-Rolando Library

Calendar of Library Events

C-R Newsletter (PDF)

Upcoming events

  • Aug 01 Fun with Sparkles the Clown, 10 am
  • Aug 08 Music of Craig Newton, 10 am
  • Aug 09 Book Club: House of Sand and Fog 10 am
  • Aug 15 Puppetry of Scott Land Marionettes, 10 am
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The San Diego Public Library belongs to the Circuit, a consortium of local public and university libraries.

When an item is unavailable in our collection, you may be able to borrow it through the Circuit free of charge.

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all summer, by donating non-perishable pet food, toys & supplies at any of SDPL's 36 libraries.

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