Friends of the Ramona Library (FORL)

August 2023 Newsletter

President's Message

Sad news -- Richard Earl Wayman Senior passed away peacefully on February 14, 2023 in San Diego CA at the age of 88. Dick had a passion for libraries and was active in the American Library Association and the local and state library organizations in IL MI and CA. He was instrumental in raising funds for Ramona Library building in 2011 and leading the way for the Dick Wayman Technology Center which opened in 2015.

The FORL has already donated two AWE computers to the library to promote early childhood literacy. We are in the running for a grant from the Ramona Community Foundation to purchase two more. Keep your fingers and toes crossed!

Stay cool (in the library cooling zone.)

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

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

Summer Lunches will be available at the Ramona Library for teens and kids under the age of 18 through August 11, thanks to Feeding San Diego.

Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304 to find another site near you or visit the Feeding San Diego website for a full list of summer distributions, which include prepared meals and no-cost groceries.

For details/updates about this program please see

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!

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive

Check out passes for CA State Parks! Save $$$!

California Resources You Should Know About

Affordable Connectivity Program Internet Bill Savings

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