San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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


4th of July Lake Murray FIREWORKS & MUSIC-FEST Please join the San Carlos Friends of the Library at Lake Murray on the 4th of July for the LAKE MURRAY FIREWORKS & MUSIC-FEST. The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. with music by the first of 6 bands and lasts until the final fireworks stop lighting up the sky! This family friendly event includes games, high-quality entertainment, food from local vendors, and fireworks beginning about 9:00 p.m. Read the complete story and event schedule on the front page of the June edition of the Mission Times Courier. The Lake Murray Fireworks were brought back in... Continue Reading >

JUNE: Patrick Stewart named as the Library Foundation’s new CEO

We have exciting news to share. On behalf of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, we are proud to name Patrick Stewart as the Library Foundation’s new CEO. Patrick Stewart Patrick is passionate about creating literate communities, as demonstrated by his nine years of success as Executive Director of Words Alive, the San Diego literacy foundation. He has had a long career in non-profit management here in San Diego, as well as in Washington, DC. Patrick’s leadership ability, strategic planning expertise, capacity-building skills, and success in building public-private partnerships position the Library Foundation to expand on our accomplishments and have an even broader impact in our... Continue Reading >

Special Happenings @ the Library Shop

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, go to  Library Shop  or call the Library Shop at 619-236-5802. SPEND MONEY, GET STORE CREDITS Your purchases at the Library Shop at the downtown Central Library have always helped support the 36 branches of the San Diego Public Library System, but now they can help support you as well!  Simply join our Frequent Buyer’s Club... Continue Reading >

City of San Diego Proposed Library Budget for Fiscal Year 2020

Mayor Faulconer has released his Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal and we are pleased to announce that with advocacy efforts of the Friends of the Library, the Library Commission, and the Library Foundation, there were no cuts to library hours or significant service level reductions. We thank Mayor Faulconer for his continued support of the Library! Continue Reading >