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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)

Second Saturday Concert Series: Sara Petite

January 11, 2020

How To Make Your Own Cheese

August 17, 2019

People have been making cheese for thousands of years and you can too. Join us for an introduction to home Cheesemaking. In just an hour you’ll be hooked and ready to impress your friends and family with your fresh home made cheese. Taught by Larry Stein, president of the Queso Diego cheese club. (Read More)

Summer 2019 Library Presentation to City Council

July 17, 2019

On July 9th, La Mesa Library Branch Manager Chelsie Harris gave an update to City Council on what’s been happening at the library, and she also shared San Diego County Library’s initiatives, accomplishments, and their Guiding Principles: (Read More)

Friend's 50th Birthday Party

March 09, 2019

Folks enjoyed listening to Sara Petite and The Shirthouse Band, and kids enjoyed face painting and treats. (Read More)