San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

JULY, 2015: New San Carlos Branch Library Update

Logo no-books2 The 40th anniversary of the San Carlos Branch Library rekindled within the community the burning question, “When will our new branch library, envisioned over twenty years ago, be built?”A group of committed citizens has been meeting for the last four months to research the answer to that question. Committee Members and area residents include April Boling (C.P.A.), Rita Glick (Branch Managing Librarian), Jerry Hotz (SCFOL Treasurer), Sue Hotz ( SCFOL Board & Publicity Chair), Michael Lugo (retired architect), Judy McCarty (past SCFOL President and former 7th District Councilperson), Ann McDonald ( past SCFOL and FSDPL President), Katherine Nakamura (Member San Diego... Continue Reading >

and the WINNERS are:

PHHS Conservation Poster Winners, July, 2015 Twenty-four students from PHHS entered the Kiwanis Club of Grantville-Allied Gardens sponsored CONSERVATION POSTER contest.  The winning posters are on display in the San Carlos Branch Library.  First Place winner Mara Fiorentini took home the top prize of $100.  Second place went to Alexis Handler and third place winner was Kalos Chu.  Also on display are the posters of honorable mention artists Chante Butler, Brianna Pinto, and Joey Tran. Continue Reading >

SCFOL Can Help You Double Your Donation Dollars

2 times   This 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 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. New Life Members whose checks are received before October 31, 2015, will have... Continue Reading >


2015, logo drummer (1) The theme for the 2015 San Diego Public Library Summer Reading Program, running from June 15-August 15, is READ TO THE RHYTHM. So put on your dancing shoes, start clapping to the beat, grab you favorite author and register online at Summer Reading Program.  Prizes are available at all age levels and may be collected one week after completing your online registration and recording of your age appropriate required reading. The prize level for Children (ages 0-11) is 10 books or 10 hours; for Teens (ages 12-18) is 10 hours; and  adults (age 18+) is 3 books read. The San Carlos... Continue Reading >

SUMMER CRAFTS: Thursdays 4:00-5:00

2015,frog In addition to the Wednesday afternoon entertainment portion of this year's SRP, we are offering FREE SUMMER CRAFTS for ages 3 and up, on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00.  This craft program will run from June 18 through August 13. Don't forget to sign up on line in order to win prizes for the SRP which is open to readers of all ages. Click on Kids Summer Crafts  to learn all about this very special program. Continue Reading >