Third Grade Field Trip

May 04, 2023

The first library field trip for third grade classes from Rolando Elementary was a great success! (Read More)

Earth Day 2023

April 22, 2023

The library hosted a booth at the La Mesa Earth Day Festival at MacArthur Park on Saturday, April 22nd. (Read More)

President's Message

December 13, 2022

As we head into the holidays and the end of the calendar year, it is time for me to update everyone on the Friends’ and the library’s activities. Friends’ Activities Earlier this year, the La Mesa City Council hired a consultant with the expertise to present feasible options for providing a larger and more functional library building. That consultant is now meeting with city and library staff. As part of the process, the consultant will survey city residents to gauge your opinions of the library and its needs. This survey was expanded to also ask about other parks and recreation needs. If you should be contacted by the consultant, please respond to the survey! Some of the needs this study hopes to ... (Read More)

President's Message

December 15, 2021

Happy Holidays to all! It is the time of year to take stock of our organization. The following are the highlights of where we are and where we seem to be going: Friends News & Activities Library Task Force. The City of La Mesa has appointed a seven-member citizens Library Task Force to research options for expanding the La Mesa Branch of the San Diego County Library commensurate to our Community’s size. At our August General Membership meeting, I was appointed to the spot designated for the Friends. These meetings are virtual so that the public can participate. You can watch the first meeting here and learn more about the task force (Read More)

President's Message

June 14, 2020

I hope all of our Friends members and patrons of the La Mesa Library are doing well during this COVID 19 pandemic and quarantine. This message is to bring you up to date on the library and the Friends activities. Library Operational Issues San Diego County Library (SDCL) is developing a robust plan for ensuring the health and safety of library staff and customers.  The La Mesa Library will launch door-side pickup service on Thursday, June 25.  For information on door-side service, please visit our website at  At this time, we will not be accepting returned materials but all due dates have been extended to July 31 and we will not be charging late fees.  SDCL has invested heavily in its online eLibrary at duri... (Read More)