San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

SCFOL Chapter History Category

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 >

Volunteers Recognized

Wednesday, May 20, 2015,  the San Carlos Friends of the Library and  San Carlos Branch Library Volunteers were recognized with a pizza party get-together in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery. All active 2014 volunteers were invited to attend.  There was a special presentation made to the volunteers by City Councilman Scott Sherman's representative, congratulating the volunteers for their hours of service.  From January 1 through December 31, 2014, our  volunteers donated 2653 hours sorting and selling books... Continue Reading >

San Carlos Area Council presents donation to San Carlos Branch Library

  We thank the San Carlos Area Council for its $500 contribution to the San Carlos Branch Library.  Managing Librarian Rita Glick accepted the check from SCAC representatives (from left), Jay Coulter, John Pilch, (Rita Glick) and Mickey Zeichek.  The funds will be used to purchase a new podium for the library.  John is also one of our dedicated library volunteers.  The community is welcome to attend. SCAC meetings which are at 6:00 pm on the first Wednesday of odd numbered... Continue Reading >

ORLIE BAIRD: In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Orlie Baird on March 26, 2015. .  Orlie was a great friend to the San Carlos Branch Library, and a past SCFOL Board Member and volunteer. Born in Minnesota on August 16, 1924, he served 34 years in the U.S. Navy, which he joined in March, 1943.  He served in the South Pacific; received his commission as a Navy Ensign in 1949; and commanded the U.S.S. Lorikeet, U.S.SD.... Continue Reading >