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

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 >

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 >

Wecome Sarah Hendy-Jackson

New to the San Carlos Branch Library, Hendy-Jackson was born in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills town of Sonora, CA.  In 2005, Hendy-Jackson enrolled at UCSD—majoring in Literature and Linguistics, and then continued her graduate studies there in English Literature.  After discovering Library Science, she is rethinking her area of study. A part-time UCSD  instructor of freshman literature and composition, Hendy-Jackson has added Library Assistant to her resume and David Ege has asked her to assist him with  adult programing... Continue Reading >

October’s SCAVENGER HUNT: Pumpkin Who?

THERE WERE OVER  100 ENTRIES TO THE Pumpkin Who? CONTEST.  CONGRATULATIONS to CONNOR, age 6 whose entry was pulled to win the $26 gift card.  During the entire month of October, find the 9 costumes that Pumpkin is trying on in the library!  Then pick up an entry form, and draw the costumes on the pumpkins.  Entry forms can be picked up in the children’s area beginning October 1, and must be submitted by October 31.  All correct ballots... Continue Reading >

Congratulations Summer Readers

Congratulations to the nearly 500 patrons who signed up for the 2016, Read for the Win, Summer Reading Program at the San Carlos Branch Library.  Special kudos go to the over 300 readers who met their reading goals and won books and prizes.  Keep on reading! A special thanks go to all of our Wednesday entertainers, and to all of the youth and their parents who joined in the fun.  See you next year. Continue Reading >