Fostering Students Academic Success

“All year, we pursue our mission through communications, fundraising and awareness events, advocacy, and grant-writing.”


Friends of the Library holds multiple fundraising events throughout the school year. We also have fundraisers which contribute to variable amount monthly through grocery store rewards cards or shopping online with eScrip online mall. We constantly come up with easy and accessible ways for students and the community to help better the RBHS library.


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Our organization’s focus is increasing the funds for quality learning material and staffing for the RBHS library. In order to achieve this, donations for books and advocating the importance of library assistants is imperative. We encourage the community to address the reduction of funding and library assistants to the PUSD school board.


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We have a dedicated Grant Writer who seeks every opportunity to apply for grants – big and small. A number of our grant applications have been successful and repeated year after year. On May 6, 2014  we participated in the 24-hour GiveBIG! donation drive organized by the San Diego Foundation where donors are invited to donate online to the charity of their choice.


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Making A Stride Towards Success!


Increase of Grants since 2004


Increase of e-books since 2003


Increase of library book usage


Increase of student research

Making A Difference!


Since 2004, RBHS Library has received over $250,000 from RBHS Friends of the Library.

Distribution of Funds

With the funds raised by RBHS Friends of the Library, our library was able to spend money on library support and Staff, E-books & Books, DVD’s & Media, and 21st Century Furniture. 

The Results were Amazing!

With today’s technology we have doubled the number of books per student checkout.

  • Fiction 40% 40%
  • Non-Fiction (Class Related) 56% 56%
  • Media (DVD, Videos, e-books, etc.) 4% 4%
  • Non-Fiction (Reference Guides) 5.2% 5.2%

Library Checkouts for 2014-2015 School Year

Last year the students of Rancho Bernardo High School checked out 19,722 books from the school library. With today’s technology we have doubled the number of books per student checkout.