San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
619-527-3430
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

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20th Annual “Writing for Literacy Essay Contest” Winners are announced

It’s that time of year again. The winners of the 20th annual “Writing for Literacy Essay Contest” have been chosen. Join us at the San Carlos Branch Library, April 19, at 6 p.m. to hear their essays and to congratulate our local winners.  Fourth grade winners from Benchley Weinberger Elementary (and their teachers) are Lorelei Garrison (Kim Filner), Grace Michener (Kathy Aufsesser), and Mathew Neboshynsky (Erica Ruiz-Gutierrez); Dailard Elementary winners are Willow Carter and Courtney Klahn (Erin Keegan) and  Maleah Castillo (Gretchen Sites); Green Elementary’s winners are Jocelyn Hammerstrand  and Ariana Rodriquez (Susan Barrett), and Jadzia Murphy (Louise Volpe). Eighth... Continue Reading >

MAY 6: Free Comic Book Day

Did you know that Wonder Woman is 75 years old this year? COMICS, A literary form read world-wide, was first introduced to the American public in 1842. But not until 1934, with the publication of the first comic books and the 1938 introduction of Superman, did the Golden Age of Comics begin. As a youngster, Ron McFee, our Used Book Sale Manager, became hooked on comic books. He describes himself as, “A natural book worm," and says, " I loved the picture and story combinations found in comic books.” He credits his immersion into the stories of superheroes and their... Continue Reading >

A letter from FSDPL President to all Library Advocats

Dear Library Advocate, It is critically important for Library supporters to be engaged in the City budget process. With San Diego facing deeper budget cuts than expected for the coming year, Library advocates need to make their voices heard now more than ever. Mayor Faulconer is drafting the fiscal year 2018 budget with these projected budget shortfalls in mind. He has asked each department to submit suggestions for budget reductions of 3.5 percent. For the Library, this amounts to a cut of $1.8 million, equal to the entire Library annual spending on books and materials. Library supporters have successfully advocated in recent years... Continue Reading >

New Check-out System

The Library book and materials check-out system is being updated city-wide.  The new system is called Radio Frequency Identification or RFID.  It is pictured here. The RFID system, after its complete installation, will have many skills; the San Carlos Branch will be closed for two weeks in June to allow us to upgrade the system to its full potential.  I will describe that in detail when the time comes. For now however, the old automated self-check-out machines have been taken out of service, and we are waiting for the RFID machines to be installed sometime in March.  When they arrive, they... Continue Reading >

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