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Every library visitor is a story in the making

When you Help Minds Grow, there’s always a story. That’s because libraries are great places to learn new things, gain great insights, be entertained and engage with other people. Isn’t it nice to know your generosity can make such a huge difference in people’s lives? Go ahead and read some stories now, or submit your own with the form below.

Yin-Yin Chou is building a stronger future for herself and her family by participating in the Library’s READ/San Diego adult literacy program and the Families for Literacy Program.

It feels like we are receiving presents. I read every day, at least 20 times with my children. Now, I have better support to help my older child, Abigail, at school.

— Yin-Yin Chou


Longtime Adult Literacy Tutor is Honored with Annual Award

Longtime adult literacy tutor is surprised by her husband of over 62 years with an award in her name to make an annual gift in perpetuity to support her favorite Library program.

Jane first joined READ as a tutor in 1990 and has since empowered hundreds of adult students to build fundamental reading and writing skills.

— Jane Rappoport


Calvin knows the San Diego Public Library helped make him the person he is today. That impact was so meaningful he made the ultimate gesture by naming the San Diego Public Library Foundation as a beneficiary of his retirement plan and hopes to inspire others to support the Library Foundation.

I wish to do this because I want to remember the San Diego Public Library as a place where as a child I spent many hours reading, using and borrowing books.

— Calvin Lau