San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Branch History Category


The Summer Reading Program ended on August 15.  A total of 416 patrons finished and recorded their summer reading goals out of the 708, in all age groups, who signed up. Despite the inconvenience of on-going construction, 499 attended the Wednesday SRP special programs and 150 youth joined Ms. Megan in our new Process Art program which will continue during the Fall. Don't forget to pick up your prizes SOON!  The adult raffle prize winners were Amy Ranallo (2... Continue Reading >

Thank Your for Your Patience

  The end of construction is in sight.   We want to thank all for your patience as we worked to make our library more accessible!  We did have a successful JUNE 27 Used Book Sale.  Thanks to all of the hard sorting and selling work by our wonderful group of volunteers, and to our loyal book donating & buying patrons.  Our next book sale is scheduled for August 1. RESTROOMS: Please read the signs--the men's is now on the LEFT and... Continue Reading >


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... Continue Reading >

SUMMER CRAFTS: Thursdays 4:00-5:00

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 >

Meet Gideon

Inside the San Carlos Branch library come and meet Gideon who stands watch over the mystery book section where he now reigns as our oldest volunteer. In the fall of 2013, mystery book store owner Phyllis Brown retired.  Our Book Sale chair  extraordinaire, Ron McFee, answered her call for the Friends to pick up her donation of 2267 mystery books. Our acquisition of Gideon and his 25 outfits became part of the deal. He dressed as Santa in December, was in a... Continue Reading >