Friends of the Ramona Library (FORL)

April 2023 Newsletter

President's Message

Happy Spring and happy Easter! And with the Spring comes our scholarship awards to Ramona area high school students. Because of very generous donors, we are happy to award more scholarships this year. Welcome to our new lifetime member, Princess Norman. Becoming a lifetime member shows a real commitment to the library, especially since Princess is also an active board member. To make this commitment, visit our website:

One way you can help us is to renew your membership and ask your friends and family if they’d like to join us in our important work of supporting our library. Even better -- would you like to volunteer to help with special programs or to work in the Open Book? The bookstore is our major fundraiser with Amazon sales a close second. If so, our email is: Also, if there’s a program or activity you’d like to attend, let us know. We’re always looking for new ideas about fun things to do.


Maxine McNamara


Friends of the Ramona Library

Open Bookstore Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:30 – 3:30 PM

Tuesday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Friends of the Ramona Library Board 2023

Maxine McNamara, President

Patsy Heald, Vice President, Membership

Gloria Keesee, Treasurer

Flo Firth, Secretary, Book Store Manager

Karla Brustad, Director

Dante Consentino, Director

Joan Gansert, Director

Princess Norman, Director

Stacey Riordan, Director

Nick Soroka, Director

Michelle Sund, Director

Ramona Valencia, Director

Jane Vidal, Director

For up-to-date information about these and additional upcoming events at the Ramona Library, plus details about features and facilities, please visit

Community Resources

Looking for food assistance for humans and/or pets? Emergency Information? How to contact your Government representatives? See the Ramona Chamber of Commerce's Community Resources page at

Library and Government Resources

Trouble Accessing your SDCL account? See staff for help!

eBooks & Audiobooks, Libby

Check out passes for CA State Parks!
California Resources You Should Know About
Affordable Connectivity Program Internet Bill Savings

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