San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Kid’s Science: CHALLENGE ISLAND presents……

challenge-island-logo This is a new series that will be presented on the 2nd Wednesday of every month starting on March 9, from 4:00-5:00 pm. Programs are appropriate for ages 8 and up.  Challenge Island encourages kids to take on exciting challenges that promote creativity, critical thinking, and social skills while instilling a love of science and engineering.  Click on Challenge Island to learn more about their program. Roller Coaster Ridge: March 9, 4-5pm In this session, kids will design a roller coaster using household items. They will learn about the physics of roller coasters as they build hills, curves, and loops. We... Continue Reading >

LEASED Books now available for our YOUTH

Leased book display Each month, the San Carlos Branch Library leases newly published books direct from the Publishers. To date, these have only included adult titles, but we have now added the latest youth titles to this special group of books. These have RED spine labels.  We keep these books only as long as our patrons continue to show an interest in them.  When they cease  to be checked out, they are returned to the Publisher, and replaced with new titles.  These books may be checked out for two weeks with no holds or renewals.  You need a library card, and will be fined the going rate for over-due... Continue Reading >

Membership Counts: SCFOL Can Help You Double Your Donation Dollars

2 times For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the total income of the San Carlos Friends of the Library was $34,547.37.   SCFOL donated $34,234.01 to the San Carlos Branch Library; $25,500 through the City’s Matching Funds programs, and $8,734 directly to the library. Historically, SCFOL reinvests over 90 percent of its annual income back into the San Carlos Branch Library. This year it was 99 percent. The source of SCFOL’s income is the monthly first Saturday Used Book Sales, SCFOL memberships and donations. Life Memberships are still $250, and receive discounts at the Central Library's Gift shop among other premiums.... Continue Reading >


images From the Membership Chairperson:  If you haven't been receiving e-mail reminders about upcoming events such as our monthly Used Book Sale or Speaker dates, it's because we don't have your correct e-mail address.  On the right hand side of this page under the blue area, if you give us your email address, you'll be added to our SCFOL Newsletter and Reminders groups.  Please tell us if you are already an SCFOL member.  You may also join on line.  Just click on the MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION IN THE BLUE BOX.  Hope to see you soon at one of our many SCFOL sponsored activities. Continue Reading >