San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

OCTOBER 11: CLOSED

All SDPLibraries are CLOSED, Friday, October 11 for Staff Development Day. All Branch Libraries will resume their regular hours on October 12. The San Diego Central Library will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 12 for a special event, Celebration Under the Dome. Continue Reading >

Special Happenings @ the Library Shop

Congratulations to all who entered this year's "Where's Waldo" contest sponsored by the Library Shop.  Patrons who found Waldo at a SDPL Branch during July, received a BUTTON specific for that Branch.  14,500 BUTTONS were given out this July, and 221 patrons visited and found Waldo at ALL the San Diego Public Libraries.  WOW! The Library Shop is a non-profit book & gift store located in the courtyard of the Downtown Central Library sponsored by the FSDPL and the SDP Library  Foundation.  To find out more about the Library Shop, their hours of operation, monthly special events, speakers, books and materials,... Continue Reading >

Congratulations: Summer Reading Program Update

Congratulations to all of our 2019 Summer Reading Program participants.  This year, 460 out of 746 San Carlos Branch patrons who registered for the Summer Reading Program, completed their goals.  This compares to 303 out of 547 in 2018.  WAY TO GO!  And keep on reading throughout the year.  Attendance at the Wednesday Special Summer Event programs totaled 967.  That's up from 768 last year. The San Carlos Staff and SCFOL appreciate your participation and hope all enjoyed the programs.  Our Fall lineup of kids programs have been expanded to include some new STEM experiences.  Check them out. See you... Continue Reading >

Be a FRIEND—MEMBERSHIP Counts!

SCFOL annually donates between $20,000-$30,000 to the San Carlos Branch Library.  Memberships, donations and our monthly used book sales are SCFOL's primary revenue sources. Friends' memberships and donations are tax deductible as a charitable contributions.  INDIVIDUAL LIFE Memberships are only $250. Join at this level before October 30, to have your name added to this year's Honor Wall plaque which is on display in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery. Since SCFOL's founding in 1982, 117 individuals have become Life-Members.  ANNUAL Memberships are a real bargain: $5 for  Seniors or Youth; $10 for one adult;  $20 for a Family... Continue Reading >

Introducing the 2019 One-Book-One-San-Diego Titles for Adults, Teens, and Kids

One Book, One San Diego is our region's premier literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 13th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. See https://www.kpbs.org/one-book/ The 2019 ADULT OBOSD selection, The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, is a novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy.In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for a Chicago art gallery, is about to pull off a coup, bringing an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings.... Continue Reading >