San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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NOVEMBER 12: San Carlos Gone By

San Carlos AlbumSan Carlos resident, Becky Green, has decided to undertake a momentous task, and is asking for your help.  Becky, who is a longtime resident, had an elderly neighbor who often asked if she would like to see his pictures of San Carlos in its early days.  As a person who loves local stories and old photos, she always said, “yes,” but the visit never came to fruition; her neighbor passed; the pictures are gone; her memory of a lost opportunity remains. _MG_8418

Through a series of phone calls, Becky found SCFOL, told us of her quest,  and presented us with her idea. Becky’s  quest is to collect copies of early photos, stories, newspaper articles, tickets, programs, and memorabilia that show/relate to the early days of San Carlos.  She will then create a photo display to be shown in the San Carlos Branch Community Room & Art Gallery (and some day in the new branch library), and a “San Carlos Gone By” website where she will post your stories and photos. (attached is an example )

_MG_8402We loved her idea, and together a plan was formulated.  The library has set aside the Community Room from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on the the following Saturdays: August 13, September 10, October 8,and  November 12, for you to bring in your old time photos, memorabilia, and stories.  Click San Carlos Gone By on . Becky will scan your treasures on the spot.  Above picture shows Becky scanning memorabilia, and bottom right shows San Carlos residents perusing saved treasurers.  Do you remember this Union Gas Station?  2016-08-13 San Carlos Gone By, 8.13.2016 002She will love for you to tell her about them, but will not actually be interviewing you.  Any information or stories you wish to be included on the website or be attached to the photos should be given to Becky in written form. Can’t make any of these dates?  Becky will come to you!  Contact her at [email protected] or phone her at 619-251-3447.

We are very excited about Becky’s project and hope you will go through your treasures and old photos and share them and their stories on one of the above dates.