San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

SCFOL Chapter History Category

September 13: Annual Meeting of Friends of the San Diego Public Library (FSDPL)

Mark your calendars.  The annual meeting of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library will be held on September 13, 2014, in the new San Diego Central Library ^Irwin Jacobs Common Auditorium, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101 (this is at Park Blvd and 11th Ave near PETCO Park). The morning will begin with refreshments  and social time from 9:30-10:00 am.  The meeting will run from 10:00-12:00.  The AGENDA will include election of officers for the coming year, and the recognition of outstanding volunteers... Continue Reading >

May 1: 17th Annual Student “Writing for Literacy” Grand Award Ceremony.

  On March 19, about 90 people filled the San Carlos Branch Library to hear the essays and congratulate this year's local San Carlos winners of the Annual Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest.   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 Public Library system. The San Carlos area schools participating this year submitted, 278 essays which were individually read and  judged by... Continue Reading >

$400,000 Landmark Book Sale: March 1, 2014

Despite the rain, 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, was a time for celebration. Since 1993, under the tutelage of Jim Shield, the SCFOL Monthly first Saturday Used Book Sales have cumulatively sold over 1M books and raised $400, 000.  When the announcement  was made, cheers rang out congratulating SCFOL Book sale volunteers.  Then the library and Book Sale patrons enjoyed the celebratory cake cut by SCFOL Book Sale Chair Ron McFee, President Judy Williams, and Ways & Means Board Chair Jim Shields. SCFOL... Continue Reading >

Lesley Frazier and Jim Shields reminisce

Lesley Frazier and her family moved to San Carlos in October of 1980.  In the spring of 1982, then Managing Librarian Ruth Gardner decided that the San Carlos Branch Library, which opened on January 9, 1974, needed a Chapter of the Friends of the Library. She invited some of the branch’s regular patrons and volunteers to join.  Lesley became a charter member and the first editor of the SCFOL Newsletter.  Betty Sherman was the first President of SCFOL.  One of the first activities... Continue Reading >

Judy Williams, SCFOL PREZ SEZ:

HAPPY 40th ANNIVERSARY TO THE SAN CARLOS BRANCH LIBRARY The Friends of the San Carlos Library see the occasion of the Branch’s 40th Anniversary as an opportunity to recommit themselves to the future and the building of a new Library and Community Center.  I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the SCFOL’s vision for the future. Recently, someone asked a group from the San Carlos library why the community has not been more visible in making its desire... Continue Reading >