San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

Joan Hayes-Prez Sez: MAY, 2016

Joan Hayes We are busy at the San Carlos Branch Library!  Our Friends of the Library sponsored programs are becoming more and more popular.  To mention a few, children’s programs such as the STEAM Challenge Island are by reservation only!  We had a full house for Scott Farrell, our Shakespeare First Folio speaker. There are more special authors/speakers coming in the next months.  The Summer Reading Program will begin in June. Read about all of our activities at the  web site which is so competently kept up to date by Sue Hotz, our Publicity Chairperson. With all of this it sounds like... Continue Reading >

MAY 15, 1982: Founding Date of SCFOL

SC LOGO ll main square Although the San Carlos Branch Library opened its doors on January 9, 1974, May 15, 1982 marked the first meeting of the San Carlos Friends of the Library. It was founded by 45 area residents with the expressed mission of “focusing public attention on the library’s services, facilities and needs; to strengthen and expand library services; and to stimulate the use of the library facilities as a cultural resource center for the community." The Navajo Canyon Golf Course restaurant was the site of the SCFOL first anniversary dinner for its 174 members. Do you remember Managing Librarian Ruth Gardner... Continue Reading >

JUNE 4 – JULY 7: Follow The Folio

DroeshoutPortrait_FirstFolioFolger_Shakespeare This summer marks the 400 anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. In his honor, Shakespeare’s First Folio is being sent on a nationwide tour by the Folger Shakespeare Library (Pictures are by Folger Library). During the tour, it will be on display at only one venue in each State; it can be seen at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan ^ Irwin Jacobs Common from June 4 through July 7. Seven years following his death, the First Folio, the first compilation and publication of 36 complete works by Shakespeare, was put together by two of his fellow actors. A copy of this... Continue Reading >


Mission Fed $1000 4.2.2016 Angie Lasagna, Jpan Hayes (SCFOL Pres), Jerry Hotz (SCFOL Treasurer) On  Saturday, April 2, 2016, as part of the Grand Opening Celebration of the new San Carlos Branch of Mission Federal Credit Union, Angie Lasagna presented a check for $1000 to SCFOL President Joan Hayes and Treasurer Jerry Hotz. . SCFOL is looking forward to this partnership and will be adding their gift to the San Carlos Branch library’s book, equipment and program Matching Funds. FYI: When opening a new account at the San Carlos Mission Federal Credit Union, Mission Federal will donate $25 to the non-profit of the patron's choosing  (from a Mission Federal list) while also depositing an additional... Continue Reading >

MAY 5: City-wide Essay Contest Award Ceremony

L to R: Meredith Eaton (Green), Victoria Crisologo (PHHS), Noelle Stewart (PHHS) The four Grand Prize Winners at each grade level of the City-wide, 19th Annual Student "Writing For Literacy Library Essay Contest," will be announced during a ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the Balboa Park Club. Each student will receive a monetary award plus a laptop computer courtesy of Computer 2 SD Kids. One student whose essay was judged as the best overall  will also win $500 in memory of contest founders Jack and Carolyn Winer.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m.  The San Carlos Branch Library and San Carlos Friends of the... Continue Reading >