San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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JANUARY Activities @ San Carlos Branch Library

HAPPY NEW YEAR:  Monday & Tuesdays: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm;   Wednesday thru Saturday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.  

CURRENTLY, MASKS ARE REQUIRED to be worn inside all San Diego public facilities REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS.

In-Person programs available at the San Carlos Branch include:

  • Read for a Better World: Winter Reading ChallengeJanuary 1-31: All age. Finisher prizes for those who read a combination of 5 books, hours, or Read for a Better World activities.
  • KIDS Crafts2nd & 4th Mondays 3:30-4:30Ages 3-11.  We supply the materials; a different craft each week; stop by anytime.
  • Family Storytime @ the San Carlos Community Garden: 2nd Saturdays | 11:00–11:30 a.m.
  • Children’s Yoga:  ON HIATUS until further notice. Wednesdays 3-3:45: Ages 3-8, please bring a mat or towel.
  • Do Your Homework @ the LIbrary: Monday-Thursday, 3:00-6:00 pm: In-Person for grades K-8. Friday’s help is available virtually by appointment.  On hiatus for winter holidays same dates as public schools.    
  • IN-PERSON CHESS:  2nd  & 4th Tuesdays: 5-7 p.m.  All ages are welcome and space is limited.
  • Adult CRAFT CIRCLE: Join us on Thursdays @ 2 – 5 p.m., space is limited. 
  • Adult MEDITATION:ON HIATUS  until further notice.  2nd, 3rd, 4th, Saturdays @ 9:30-10:30  space is limited.
  • ARTIST Steven Minnaar: January 5-31, Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery.  Artist Reception: January 15, noon-2 pm. 
  • SCFOL  Used Book Sale returns FEBRUARY 5, 9:30-3:00: Out doors in the parking lot.

Have you checked out the San Carlos Branch’s FACEBOOK page? Keep up to date with SDPL happenings and view new & previous videos from the San Carlos branch as well as from other branches too.  San Carlos Branch offers: 

BOOK RETURN DROP BOXES are open 24/7, at all San Diego Public Library locations.

DONATED BOOKS are NOT currently being accepted at the San Carlos Branch.  We hope to do so in early 2022.

Find In-Person and Virtual Programing for all ages CALENDAR

 AND ask for help with library services: phone 619-527-3430. A librarian can help you to:


  SDPL VIRTUAL HUB: The San Diego Public Library Virtual Hub is a Facebook group where Library Staff and partnering organizations offer daily virtual programs for all ages including: read alouds, crafts & DIY, booktalks, and more! Access to our library buildings is very limited, but the fun never stops in our virtual club. Join and get access to our growing collection of videos and resources.

SD Access 4 All helps provide digital access and resources to the community by providing free WiFi and internet access as well as laptop use at select library locations. Patrons can visit any of our participating libraries and use this service available through our outdoor computer labs. We are excited to be able to offer this service to patrons of all ages to access information, complete job searches and for students to utilize as a resource with a reliable internet connection to do their homework. We welcome all members of the community to take advantage of this easy-to-use resource that is available to anyone who needs it.

e-Library Services include:

  • PressReader:free newspapers including the UT
  • Flipster: free magazines
  • Kanopy:  free movies