San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Branch History Category

CONGRATULATIONS to Winter Reading Challenge participants

The SDPL's  January, 2022 Winter Reading Challenge (WRC) was  Read for a Better World. This annual program was for readers of all ages thtat encouraged readers  to explore diversity empathy, and action through literature. This year, there were 7853 Participants and 6175 Finishers!  That is a 78% completion rate! CONGRATULATIONS! Last year we had 6,827 participants and 4192 Finishers (61% completion rate) and our program ran for 2 months instead of the usual one month.   Continue Reading >

SCBL 2021 Wrap-up with Managing Librarian, David Ege

  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 continued to be a year that would challenge the ingenuity of our Library staff.  At the ZOOM November 17, 2021 annual SCFOL General Membership meeting, SCBL Managing Librarian, David Ege, gave us an update on the status of our new SCBL and reviewed how his staff was able to rise to the COVID-19  challenge. Below is the outline of his presentation. ·         Saturday, March 14, 2020 – Last Day open to the public ·         Monday,... Continue Reading >

SRP Wrap-up

  The SRP 2021 Stats are in!  In summary, we had 15,986 participants (up 21% from 2020) and 10,238 Finishers (up 27% from 2020).  Our Community Read-a-Thon final number came in at 261,188.  Thanks to the SDPL Foundation   for sponsoring and donating $10,000 to youth programming and to all who encouraged your patrons to keep reading to help reach this goal. Continue Reading >

Virtual 2021-Summer Reading Program for all ages + prizes

Let reading Color Your World this summer, during the SDPL Summer Reading Program! San Diego residents of all ages are encouraged to sign up for this virtual event to be creative, try new things, explore art, and find beauty in diversity. Click SRP 2021 Rules/ Log/ Prizes to learn how to earn a badge each time you read a  book , read for one hour, or complete a fun activity.  Mix and Match 10 badges and you'll receive a prize... Continue Reading >

SCBL 2020 Wrap-up with Managing Librarian, David Ege

The year 2020 has been interesting for all of us. We all had to change and adapt our lifestyles to find a way to manage the new normal in our lives. We adjusted our SCBL service in order to still provide library materials to the community; and we are committed to be a continuous source of opportunity, discovery and inspiration. In February, we held our Robotics Showcase Extravaganza 2020 which was a smashing success that attracted 270 attendees. The Patrick Henry... Continue Reading >