San Carlos
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Library
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

LIBRARY CLOSURE: March 9-April 2

closed The San Carlos Branch Library will be CLOSED from March 9 through April 2. We are planning to REOPEN on Friday, April 3.   Many of you may have noticed recent changes in the vestibule of the library by the rest rooms.  Even more changes are coming to make our library more accessible to our disabled community members. The long awaited ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) remodel to our restrooms, drinking fountains, door access, counters and a new 24 hour book drop to be located at the West entrance, will be taking place from March 9 through April 2.  There will... Continue Reading >

Meet LEE OTTMAN: SCFOL Volunteer Chair

????????? VOLUNTEERS: What would we do without our SCFOL/library volunteers? Erma Bombeck once described a dream in which all of the volunteers sailed away to another land. Hospitals, libraries, schools and non-profits came to a standstill. Between July 1 and December 31, 2014, our SCFOL volunteers donated 4,427 hours….that’s equivalent to four and one-half FREE employees. THANK YOU!  We welcome Lee Ottman, our new SCFOL Volunteer Chair. This energetic lady will be updating our volunteer data base, and is asking current and future volunteers to complete the  SCFOL Volunteer Information Sheet  or pick one up at the library. This information is... Continue Reading >

Global eBook Club

Big Library Read2 Got an eBook Reader?   You can join this global eBook Club on line, FREE.  The Club is described below. This information was taken from the  Big Library Read website. "What is Big Library Read?  Join the fun! Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook, and listen to the same audiobook at the same time. Over the past year, thousands of libraries and schools and millions of patrons have embraced the program. Here’s how it works: Program sponsor OverDrive teams with a noted eBook publisher to make a popular eBook... Continue Reading >

Build it with LEGOs

Legos14 On the third Thursday of every month, from 4:00 to 5:30, kids ages 6 and up, are invited to the San Carlos Branch Library for a Junior Maker Space LEGO Club.  We provide the LEGOs, they provide the imagination! Right now, we have buckets of random LEGOs, but if there is an interest in this activity, we can purchase "themed kits" such as star wars, etc.  Other libraries also have LEGO building clubs, and we will be able to trade kits with them to keep the activity fresh.  Just think of the money parents can save, while encouraging future builders... Continue Reading >