San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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Carleen Hemric retires

We thank the many friends of Carleen Hemric for their contributions to SCFOL in her honor. We wish Carleen a peaceful retirement and thank her for the many years she taught our children, and her thousands of hours of volunteer work for the Friends including the Essay Contest, Board positions, and support of local authors.  Carleen will be greatly missed and a hard act to follow! We wish her the best life has to offer. Continue Reading >

FEBRUARY 24: Robotics Showcase Extravaganza

  What fun we had!  Many of the schools in the Patrick Henry High School Cluster support robotics teams where students are involved in every aspect of building robots and entering them in regional competitions.   Last year, the Patrick Henry High School Patribots robotics team won a regional competition which sent them to a national competition in Houston, Texas. Robotics teams help young people develop skills in engineering, coding and construction.   On Saturday, February 24, the San Carlos Branch Library... Continue Reading >

Short Story Contest

 The Library through its Local Author Program shows robust support for local writing by sponsoring the annual Local Author Showcase, now its 52nd year.  The Short Story Contest is a continuation of that support, organized to shine a spotlight on local writers who write short stories.  Most short stories remain unpublished due to the competitiveness of the business and the few rare opportunities offered by prestigious literary publications such as the New Yorker or Camera Obscura. Stories by authors who are not well... Continue Reading >

Special Happenings @ the Library Shop

  Happy Birthday to Theodore Geisel AKA Dr. Seuss! March 2 is the beloved children's author and local philanthropist 114th birthday. Since 1998, Read Across America has celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday by encouraging parents, teachers and librarians to read their favorite books to a child; and since 2013, the Library Shop has joined in by offering 20 percent off all children's books, in store and online, for the entire month of March. Just mention you're celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday when you... Continue Reading >