San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Library Master Plan Survey

  Participate in the Library Master Plan Process.  The Library is partnering with the Library Foundation to update the San Diego Public Library Master Plan. The current plan has not been updated since 2002 and is now based on outdated data and assumptions. With support from City Council offices, the Library and Library Foundation are working with nationally recognized library consultant, Group 4 Architecture, Research, and Planning, to develop a long-range vision, framework, and strategy for Library facilities, technology, and program investments that accurately reflect community needs. To ensure input from all San Diego communities, we need broad participation in... Continue Reading >

MARCH 13 @ 10:30: Annual Friends of San Diego Public Library (FSDPL) General Membership Meeting via ZOOM

  This year, the Annual FSDPL general membership meeting will be held via ZOOM on March 13, from 10:30 - noon.  Members from all SDPL Friends chapters are invited to join in the ZOOM.  Click INVITATION to register before March 5. We need at least 50 voting members present in order to elect the 2021 FSDL Board of Directors.   MEETING AGENDA: Featured speaker Library Director Misty Jones, and updates by Foundation CEO Patrick Stewart, Library Shop Manager Scott Ehrig-Burgess, FSDPL President Joan Reese, and Election of FSDPL Board of Directors. Nominees are: returning secretary Isabel Schechter, returning nominee Director Stephen Schmal,... Continue Reading >

What’s Ms. Erin Reading?

  Each week, youth services librarian, Ms. Erin, posts a video book review of a book she’s reading. Find out if this is a book you would like to read!  Tune in at 2pm @ San Carlos Library’s Facebook page.   FEB. 19: This week she tells you all about Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.  This nonfiction picture book is a winner of the Coretta Scott King book award, which is given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children... Continue Reading >

Bi-weekly Wednesdays @ 10: “Baking with Linda”

The next “Baking with Linda,”  class is February 24. This bi-weekly baking class is an online program.  New Videos will be posted every other Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook: San Carlos Branch Library.    Last week, Library Assistant II Linda Dami took viewers through making, baking, and decorating the most awesome chocolate cake! She'll answer your questions too.  Starting with the basics, you will progress through baking different types of breads, pastries, and other goodies twice a month with Linda. Continue Reading >

February 11: REALM Project Test 7 & 8 Results are Now Available

  Since the start of the COVIID-19 pandemic, the question arose, "How long would COVID-19 stay viable on a variety of surfaces?" The REALM Project (REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) is a scientific project created to give science based answers to this question. On February 11, the REALM Project 7 & 8, "published the RESULTS of the seventh and eighth rounds of Battelle's laboratory testing for COVID-19 on commonly handled materials in archives, libraries and museums. Continue Reading >