Library Shop: Upcoming Events
The Library Shop is not just a well-curated gift and book shop.
It’s also another great way to support your Branch Library and the entire SDPL system. All proceeds help to fund the Library programs you’ve read about in this newsletter. Shop online. BROUSE OUR INVENTORY, or visit us in person — the Shop is open Monday – Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm in the downtown Central Library @ Joan ? Irwin Jacobs Common. $5.95 Flat Rate Shipping on all web orders!/Free Local Delivery in Downtown!
Where’s Odi @SDPL Starts July 1
July 1 – 31 / All library locations: This July, Odi the Coyote is hiding inside all 36 branches of the San Diego Public Library! Can you find them? The Library Shop’s most popular program is back with a twist – instead of searching for Waldo, we’re searching for Odi, the library’s new mascot. Same fun challenge, same fun prizes! Pick up your official passport at any library branch to start your adventure.
Did you know the San Diego Public Library has written and published its own children’s book? Written by Hunter Hackett and illustrated by SDPL’s own Anisi Baigude, a Library Assistant at the North Clairemont Branch, Odi’s Library Day is a bilingual board book for young readers to build a lifelong connection to libraries and books. In the story, ODI (Opportunity, Discovery, Inspiration) the Coyote visits the Central Library for the first time with their parent for a series of literary adventures. During Odi’s visit they receive their first library card, attend a story time where they learn all about kites, discover the Innovation Lab and create their own kite, and finally, Odi is seen flying their kite with their story time friends with the iconic Coronado bridge in the background. Copies are available for sale at the Library’s Library Shop. Please visit libraryshopsd.org/odi All proceeds support the San Diego Public Library. You may also borrow the book from your branch library.
The Library Shop is a non-profit book & gift store located in the courtyard of the Downtown Central Library sponsored by the FSDPL and the SDPL Foundation. As the plans for Downtown Central Library were being developed, space was set aside for a Library Gift/Book Shop to be located on site. It features a wide selection of well-curated books, gifts, cards, jewelry, and more. Proceeds support all 36 San Diego Public Libraries. Life-members of the Friends of the Library receive 10% off all purchases. The Library Shop also sponsors monthly special events for youth and adults. To find out more about the Library Shop, their hours of operation, monthly special events, speakers, books and materials, go to Library Shop or call the Library Shop at 619-236-5802.