San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Library Shop’s Frequent Buyer’s Club

Money GET MONEY, SPEND MONEY. Your purchases at the Library Shop at the downtown Central Library have always helped support the 36 branches of the San Diego Public Library System, but now they can help support you as well!  Simply join our Frequent Buyer’s Club next time you’re in and you’ll receive a $20 Store Credit for every $200 you spend.  It’s free, it’s easy, there’s no paperwork & we keep track so all you have to do is shop.  Stop by for full details! Continue Reading >

Essay Contest Chair needed

essay contest San Diego City School teachers will soon be receiving the instructions for students who wish to enter the 20th Annual Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest. The contest, envisioned by Jack Winer, began at the San Carlos and Benjamin Branch Libraries; it is an activity than is dear to our hearts. This annual contest is open to all students, public, private, parochial and home schooled, in grades 4, 8 & 10, who attend a school served by the San Diego Public Library system. This contest is co-sponsored by Friends of the San Diego Public Library, San Diego Public Library and... Continue Reading >

OCTOBER 19: Volunteer Recognition

Judy Williams, Sue Hotz, Norma Cirello, Lee Ottman Active San Carlos Friends of the Library Volunteers have been invited to enjoy a pizza party get-together starting at 6:00 p.m., in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery.  This year’s Active Volunteers are being recognized for their 5756 hours of service during the 2015-16 fiscal year. This is equivalent to almost 3 full-time-equivalent employees; their volunteer hours have an estimated value of $154.664. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), an independent federal agency, estimated the value of volunteer time in CA for 2014 to be $26.87 per hour. Our 39 Book Sale volunteers donated 2556 hours... Continue Reading >

SCFOL Can Help You Double Your Donation Dollars

2 times For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the San Carlos Friends of the Library's total income was $35,170.44.   SCFOL donated $20,000 to the San Carlos Branch Library through the City’s Library Matching Materials, Programs, and Equipment Funds.  The money we deposit in these Funds is matched by the City of San Diego, thus doubling your donations’ value. SCFOL also paid directly, $5613 for the new outside SCFOL used book storage sheds. The remaining moneys are being held in reserve for expected future branch library needs. The source of SCFOL’s income is the monthly first Saturday Used Book Sales, SCFOL memberships... Continue Reading >