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

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 >

Thank You, VOLUNTEERS

On November 20, 2013, we threw a Pizza Party to thank the many SCFOL Volunteers for their hard work and the generous sharing of their time.  They had previously received official name tags that were donated by Life Member and Membership Recruitment Volunteer, Margrette Carr.  Ryley Webb represented 7th District City Councilmember Scott Sherman, and along with SCFOL President Judy Williams and Volunteer Chair Debra Kues presented the volunteers with a "Certificate of Recognition" from the City of San Diego.  This... Continue Reading >

From the Desk of Ann McDonald, FSDPL Past-President

Hello SCFOL Friends, Many of you have expressed interest in the new Central Library.  There was a Dedication Celebration and Sneak Peek on Saturday, September 28, from 11 AM to 6 PM.  The Dedication  featured a street fair (library and book emphasis), food trucks, rides for children, a Sneak Peek (a walk through) of the auditorium and the first floor of the library which will include the Dr. Seuss decorated Children's Section.  The Central Library fully opened on Monday, September 30, from 9:30 AM... Continue Reading >