San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

SCFOL Chapter History Category

2015 SCFOL President’s Annual Report by Judy Williams

As I reflect back over 2015, I am both amazed and proud of the work which the Friends of the San Carlos Branch Library has accomplished. This year, through monies raised from our monthly Used Book Sales, membership dues and donations, the San Carlos Friends of the Library were able to donate $23,000 to the Library Foundation. This donation will be matched dollar for dollar by city funds, all of which will be specifically designated for use by the San Carlos... Continue Reading >

Prez Sez: Judy Williams, October, 2015

PREZ SEZ – Judy Williams, October, 2015 This year has been another active and outstanding year for the Friends of the San Carlos Library. The Friends of the San Carlos Branch Library donated $23,000 to the San Diego Library Foundation. This money is then matched dollar for dollar by the City budget and is designated for the San Carlos Library and can be used for program services, equipment and new books for our collection. Our membership has grown to 314 with the addition... Continue Reading >

SEPTEMBER 12: Friends of San Diego Public Library (FSDPL) General Membership Annual Meeting

Each year, the Friends of the San Diego Public Library (FSDPL) hold their annual meeting of the entire membership which includes those who are members of Friends Chapters at San Diego's Branch Libraries.  The agenda includes the election of the FSDPL Board for the coming year, and the recognition of outstanding volunteers from each branch.  This year's meeting will be held on the ninth floor of the Downtown Central Library on Saturday, September 12, from 9:30 to 12 noon. Malcolm... Continue Reading >

Gay Baird’s Lemon Bars

Just in time for your summer picnics. While Orlie Baird and Jim Shields were busy organizing the monthly Used Book Sales, Gay brought home-made lemon bars for the volunteers. As she promised at this year's Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Party where Judy McCarty presented her with a plaque honoring her husband,  she has graciously shared her delicious recipe with us. Thanks, Gay, for sharing. You have assured your position in the history of SCFOL volunteers. CRUST ½ c butter ¼ c confectioners’ sugar 1c... 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 >