San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
619-527-3430
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

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Library Foundation Category

2016 Foundation Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report for the San Diego Public Library Foundation is now available.  Read about the growing impact the San Diego Library system has on our San Diego Communities. The number of children attending the Summer Reading Program has nearly doubled since 2011; our libraries are the region's top provider of free educational and cultural programs serving 455,700 people (double since 2010); 730,000 have a San Diego Public Library card (up 13 % in 6 years); e-Circulation is up... Continue Reading >

Misty Jones is named Director of San Diego Library System

   Helping us “Build for the Future,” will be the San Diego Public Library System’s new Director, Misty Jones, who, following the July 1 retirement of Deborah Barrows, has served as its Interim Director. Misty has extensive leadership experience in all aspects of library management, and played an essential role in the decision making process for the design and function of our new San Diego Central Library. She has twelve years of library management experience, holds a master’s degree in... Continue Reading >

Why We Need Libraries

By Jeffrey Davis  "A few years ago, when the city was deciding whether to go forward with San Diego’s new Central Library, there was discussion around town about the future of public libraries. Did we need to replace the 1954 Central Library? (Most said yes.) Was San Diego Public Library focused on downtown at the expense of neighborhoods? (Half of the 35 neighborhood libraries have been built, rebuilt or expanded since 1989, with more projects planned.) Did a grand new structure make... Continue Reading >

Ann McDonald, FSDPL Past- President Sez:

The new San Diego Central Library opened in September, 2013.  I am serving on the Oversight Committee for the Library Shop at the new downtown site.  The Library Shop is a museum-style gift shop as well as serving as a neighborhood bookstore--featuring an eclectic selection of interesting new titles including contemporary fiction, history, philosophy, and humor.  Greeting cards and a large selection of paper ephemera are also be part of the mix.  In addition, works by local artists and craftspeople are being offered. The Library Shop... Continue Reading >

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