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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OCTOBER 2 @ 10:30: “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” begins

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading incentive program that encourages parents to read 1000 books to their children before they begin Kindergarten.  The program is based upon evidence from research findings that the more young children hear books read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn to read upon reaching kindergarten.   On October 2nd, 10:30 a.m., join us at any of the 36 locations of the San Diego Library System  for the launch of "1000 Books Before Kindergarten."  Help us reach our goal of sharing the book, "Can You Make a Scary Face" by Jan Thomas,... Continue Reading >

OCTOBER 18: SCFOL volunteer recognition event

Volunteers make the world go round; without them, the planet would come to an abrupt halt.  Joining the SCFOL merry-go-round during the 2016-17 fiscal year were 65, fun, dedicated, interesting, book loving neighbors who volunteered over 4800 hours to organize and sell books for our monthly and Amazon used book sales; keep our chapter membership, volunteer, and financial records; schedule art shows, speakers and authors; create our website, newsletters and newspaper articles; organize special events such as the annual writing contest; keep pressure on officials to build us a new Branch Library; and stepped up and answered the call, "Who... Continue Reading >

Be a FRIEND—MEMBERSHIP Counts!

SCFOL annually donates between $20,000-$30,000 to the San Carlos Branch Library.  Memberships, donations and our monthly used book sales are SCFOL's primary revenue sources. All donations are TOTALLY tax deductible.  INDIVIDUAL LIFE Memberships are only $250. Join at this level before October 30 to have your name added to the 2017 Life Member plaque on display in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery.  ANNUAL Memberships are a real bargain: $5 for  Seniors or Youth; $10 for one adult;  $20 for a Family (dual adult). Sponsor, Contributor and Patron membership levels are always appreciated. BENEFITS: all Friends of the... Continue Reading >

November 11: CELEBRATION UNDER THE DOME

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 6 to 10 pm San Diego Central Library @ Joan ? Irwin Jacobs Common Honorary Chairs Joan and Irwin Jacobs and Audrey Geisel, and the San Diego Public Library Foundation, invite you to enjoy an evening of Endless Possibilities throughout your Central Library.  Experience extraordinary cuisine and craft cocktails, outstanding life music and performances,and breathtaking views of our magnificent city. Ticket information and additional details can be found at CELEBRATION. Continue Reading >

Library Shop Celebrates Birthday with Special Discount

On September 30, the Library Shop and the Central Library @ Joan ? Irwin Jacobs Common turn four years old, but the Shop will be celebrating all month long! Stop in anytime in September and you will receive 10 percent off your entire purchase just for wishing the Shop a happy birthday. And, if you can't stop in to celebrate, you can visit the Shop online and use coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY at checkout to get 10 percent off your purchase. The Library Shop is a non-profit book & gift store located in the courtyard of the Downtown Central Library sponsored by the Friends of... Continue Reading >

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