San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Branch History Category

Congratulations JUSTIN!

Congratulations to 7 year old Dailard Elementary student, Justin,  the winner of our April "Who Hatches?" scavenger hunt.  His name was drawn from the 98 correct entries received.  Justin won a $25 gift certificate to  purchase his favorite books.  Erin Moore, our Youth Services Librarian, has created several library scavenger hunts this year; all youth may participate.  Watch for more to come.  They are sponsored by SCFOL. Continue Reading >

Congratulations CAROLINE BEAIL

City-wide winners of the 20th Annual "Writing for Literacy Essay Contest" were announced April 27, at the Balboa Park Club. Pershing Middle School student, Caroline Beail was one of the four City-wide 8th grade winners. Beail chose To Kill a Mockingbird, as the one book she would save if all other books in the world were to be destroyed. In 2013, as a fourth grader at Dailard Elementary, Beail was also a City-wide winner in that division. She appears here... Continue Reading >

MAY 6: Free Comic Book Day

Did you know that Wonder Woman is 75 years old this year? COMICS, A literary form read world-wide, was first introduced to the American public in 1842. But not until 1934, with the publication of the first comic books and the 1938 introduction of Superman, did the Golden Age of Comics begin. As a youngster, Ron McFee, our Used Book Sale Manager, became hooked on comic books. He describes himself as, “A natural book worm," and says, " I loved... Continue Reading >

Who Hatches? Scavenger Hunt!

Who Hatches?  Scavenger Hunt April 1-29 Entry forms can be picked up in the Library's Children’s area beginning April 1, or download Who Hatches Entry Form. Find the twelve eggs that are hatching in the library.  Write the name or draw a picture of each of the 12 creatures that is hatching.  Forms must be submitted by April 29.  All correct ballots will be placed in a random prize drawing for a $25 gift card.  Sponsored by San Carlos Friends of the... Continue Reading >

New Check-out System

The Library book and materials check-out system is being updated city-wide.  The new system is called Radio Frequency Identification or RFID.  It is pictured here. The RFID system, after its complete installation, will have many skills; the San Carlos Branch will be closed for two weeks in June to allow us to upgrade the system to its full potential.  I will describe that in detail when the time comes. For now however, the old automated self-check-out machines have been taken out... Continue Reading >