San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

SCFOL Chapter History Category

$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 >

Collecting San Carlos Branch Library Memories

On January 9, 2014, the San Carlos Branch Library was 40 years old!  Marking the occasion will be a year filled with special events and celebrations.  We started off the year with a mega “yarn wrapping” on January 8, and continued the week with a Gala Event on January 12, honoring SCFOL Life-Members.  A “family fun day” in August and other activities are planned throughout the year. On September 11, at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center, in preparation for the year of celebrations, we met with... Continue Reading >


On November 20, 2013, we threw a Pizza Party to thank the many SCFOL Volunteers for their hard work and the generous sharing of their time.  They had previously received official name tags that were donated by Life Member and Membership Recruitment Volunteer, Margrette Carr.  Ryley Webb represented 7th District City Councilmember Scott Sherman, and along with SCFOL President Judy Williams and Volunteer Chair Debra Kues presented the volunteers with a "Certificate of Recognition" from the City of San Diego.  This... Continue Reading >