San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

SCFOL Chapter History Category

Essay Contest Chair needed

San Diego City School teachers will soon be receiving the instructions for students who wish to enter the 20th Annual Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest. The contest, envisioned by Jack Winer, began at the San Carlos and Benjamin Branch Libraries; it is an activity than is dear to our hearts. This annual contest is open to all students, public, private, parochial and home schooled, in grades 4, 8 & 10, who attend a school served by the San Diego... Continue Reading >

OCTOBER 19: Volunteer Recognition

Active San Carlos Friends of the Library Volunteers have been invited to enjoy a pizza party get-together starting at 6:00 p.m., in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery.  This year’s Active Volunteers are being recognized for their 5756 hours of service during the 2015-16 fiscal year. This is equivalent to almost 3 full-time-equivalent employees; their volunteer hours have an estimated value of $154.664. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), an independent federal agency, estimated the value... Continue Reading >

September 10: FSDPL Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition

The Annual Meeting of the Membership of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library will be held at the Central Library on Saturday, September 10, from 9:30-noon.  A social "hour"starts at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m..   Since parking is scarce, carpooling is suggested. The program will include: Introductions and an overview of the year's activities by the FSDPL President The honoring of this year's outstanding Friend's volunteers from each Friend's Chapter. Election of FSDPL Officers ... Continue Reading >

CONGRATULATIONS Victoria Crisologo

Congratulations to P.H.H.S. 10th grader Victoria Crisologo who was one of the 14 Grand Prize winners of the 19th annual "Student Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest."  She was one of three local winners, out of 266 locally submitted essays, that competed against 1197 city wide entries.  Victoria received a laptop computer donated by Computers 2SD Kids and additional awards which were presented on May 5, at the Balboa Park Club.   Present for the ceremony were her P.H.H.S. English... Continue Reading >

MAY 15, 1982: Founding Date of SCFOL

Although the San Carlos Branch Library opened its doors on January 9, 1974, May 15, 1982 marked the first meeting of the San Carlos Friends of the Library. It was founded by 45 area residents with the expressed mission of “focusing public attention on the library’s services, facilities and needs; to strengthen and expand library services; and to stimulate the use of the library facilities as a cultural resource center for the community." The Navajo Canyon Golf Course restaurant... Continue Reading >