San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Branch History Category

$400,000 Landmark Book Sale: March 1, 2014

Despite the rain, 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, was a time for celebration. Since 1993, under the tutelage of Jim Shield, the SCFOL Monthly first Saturday Used Book Sales have cumulatively sold over 1M books and raised $400, 000.  When the announcement  was made, cheers rang out congratulating SCFOL Book sale volunteers.  Then the library and Book Sale patrons enjoyed the celebratory cake cut by SCFOL Book Sale Chair Ron McFee, President Judy Williams, and Ways & Means Board Chair Jim Shields. SCFOL... Continue Reading >

Lesley Frazier and Jim Shields reminisce

Lesley Frazier and her family moved to San Carlos in October of 1980.  In the spring of 1982, then Managing Librarian Ruth Gardner decided that the San Carlos Branch Library, which opened on January 9, 1974, needed a Chapter of the Friends of the Library. She invited some of the branch’s regular patrons and volunteers to join.  Lesley became a charter member and the first editor of the SCFOL Newsletter.  Betty Sherman was the first President of SCFOL.  One of the first activities... Continue Reading >

In the Beginning: The San Carlos Branch Library

  We asked if anyone in the Navajo Community knew the story of how, who, where and when the San Carlos Branch Library began. The call went out, and local Community Leader and author, Toni Noel, responded. Here is Toni’s story of how our Library’s site was chosen. Late in 1969 or early in 1970 I was appointed Library Chairman of the San Carlos Community Council, the predecessor to the current community planning group, after a local mother of Patrick Henry students... Continue Reading >

JANUARY 8: “LIBRARY YARN WRAPPING”

January 9, 2014 marked our 40th Anniversary-- a banner year for the San Carlos Branch Library. Join us in “Honoring the Past, Building for the Future.” We planned a year full of fun activities for the whole family, starting at 3:00 pm on January 8, with a YARN WRAPPING (A.K.A. “bombing”) of the library.   A little like toilet papering, but done with yarn. Wikipedia defines it as “a type of street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn rather... Continue Reading >

Collecting San Carlos Branch Library Memories

On January 9, 2014, the San Carlos Branch Library was 40 years old!  Marking the occasion will be a year filled with special events and celebrations.  We started off the year with a mega “yarn wrapping” on January 8, and continued the week with a Gala Event on January 12, honoring SCFOL Life-Members.  A “family fun day” in August and other activities are planned throughout the year. On September 11, at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center, in preparation for the year of celebrations, we met with... Continue Reading >