San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

SCFOL Chapter History Category

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 >


  CONGRATULATIONS to Green Elementary School’s fourth grader Logan McKerring, (his teacher is Louise Volpe). Logan was named one of four, fourth grade, Grand Prize winners in this year’s City-wide, 18th annual Writing for Literacy, Library Essay Contest, started by our own Jack Winer. “The Book Thief,” was the book he would save if all others were to be destroyed. Logan’s prizes included a monetary award and a lap top computer (donated by C2SDK). We are all so proud of... Continue Reading >

Meet Our Book Sale Manager: Ron McFee

  COMICS: A literary form read world-wide, was first introduced to the American public in 1842. But not until 1934, with the publication of the first comic books and the 1938 introduction of Superman, did the Golden Age of Comics begin. As a youngster, Ron McFee, our Used Book Sale co-manager, became hooked on comic books. He describes himself as, “A natural book worm," and says, " I loved the picture and story combinations found in comic books.” He credits... Continue Reading >