San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

David Ege: SCBL Year in Review-2023

 On November 15, 2023, Managing Librarian David Ege spoke at the annual meeting of the General Membership of the San Carlos Friends of the Library.  Ege reviewed the Branch's activities in 2023, and spoke briefly about what new programs can be expected in 2024.    January and February 2023 We had two speakers which drew 11 patrons and 2 author talks that brought in 107 people.  Author Jennifer Coburn’s presentation in February had 86 people in attendance.     April 2023 Robotics Showcase: 10 teams in attendance.  5 - First Lego League (FLL) grades 4th to 7th, 4 - First Tech... Continue Reading >

PREZ SEZ: Bill Bischoff, 2023 Year-In-Review

A year ago, I was elected as President of the San Carlos Friends of the Library, San Carlos Branch and what a tremendous year it has been!  We would like to welcome our new SCFOL Life Members Kathryn Ruiz, Carol Ann and Roy Long , Kelly Peppo, Ruth Savage, and Erin Zelinski whose names have been added to the SCFOL Honor Wall in the Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery. On Saturday August 5th we celebrated “We Bought the Lot.”  It was 28 years in the making; a long-awaited event for all members of SCFOL and the entire San... Continue Reading >

SCFOL Volunteers Get It Done

  Volunteers congregate, innovate, and activate. Volunteers are the foundation and glue that hold communities together and spark growth. Volunteers get it done! In 1982, SCBL managing Librarian Verna Stewart encouraged a few dedicated patrons to start a Friends of the Library chapter of FSDPL at the San Carlos Branch. SCFOL was born on May 15, 1982, with the expressed mission of  "focusing public attention on the library services, facilities and needs; to strengthen and expand library services; and to stimulate the use of the library facilities as a cultural resource center for the community."  The San Carlos Branch Library quickly... Continue Reading >

January 9, 1974: San Carlos Branch Library Opened

   Located in San Carlos, San Diego’s 23rd branch library opened on January 9, 1974. Speakers at the opening ceremony included the then current 7th district Councilman Jim Ellis & past Councilman Allen Hitch, San Carlos resident & City Librarian Marco Thorne, and SDPL City Librarian Bill Sannwald. The San Carlos Women's Club served refreshments. In 1974 the new 8000 sq ft San Carlos Branch was the largest branch library in the City and the 45-person Community Room was the first of its kind within the SDPL system. The Branch opened displaying 20,000 volumes of its 32,000-volume capacity.  Future Friends'... Continue Reading >