San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
619-527-3430
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

Branch History Category

Meet Gideon

Inside the San Carlos Branch library come and meet Gideon who stands watch over the mystery book section where he now reigns as our oldest volunteer. In the fall of 2013, mystery book store owner Phyllis Brown retired.  Our Book Sale chair  extraordinaire, Ron McFee, answered her call for the Friends to pick up her donation of 2267 mystery books. Our acquisition of Gideon and his 25 outfits became part of the deal. He dressed as Santa in December, was in a... Continue Reading >

San Carlos Area Council presents donation to San Carlos Branch Library

  We thank the San Carlos Area Council for its $500 contribution to the San Carlos Branch Library.  Managing Librarian Rita Glick accepted the check from SCAC representatives (from left), Jay Coulter, John Pilch, (Rita Glick) and Mickey Zeichek.  The funds will be used to purchase a new podium for the library.  John is also one of our dedicated library volunteers.  The community is welcome to attend. SCAC meetings which are at 6:00 pm on the first Wednesday of odd numbered... Continue Reading >

CONGRATULATIONS: Logan McKerring

  CONGRATULATIONS to Green Elementary School’s fourth grader Logan McKerring, (his teacher is Louise Volpe). Logan was named one of four, fourth grade, Grand Prize winners in this year’s City-wide, 18th annual Writing for Literacy, Library Essay Contest, started by our own Jack Winer. “The Book Thief,” was the book he would save if all others were to be destroyed. Logan’s prizes included a monetary award and a lap top computer (donated by C2SDK). We are all so proud of... Continue Reading >

UPDATED Info: The San Carlos Branch Library has Reopened

The San Carlos Branch Library has REOPENED at its regularly scheduled hours of operations.  Please note that there will be NO USED BOOK SALE.  Parking is extremely limited.  Only the right hand side of the upper lot is open for parking. Please keep in mind that the  upgrades are not complete and construction will continue for another month or two.  ONLY THE NORTH/EAST/BACK library entrance is open at this time.  A ramp has been installed for handicap access. Handicap parking... Continue Reading >

Local WINNERS of “18th Annual Writing for Literacy, Library Essay Contest” Award Ceremony

The local San Carlos winners of the 18th Annual Student Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest were announced at an award ceremony held at the San Carlos Branch Library on Wednesday, April 8, at 6:00 pm.. Eighty-seven members of the community heard these talented students read their essays. Following the awards presentation.  A reception for the students and their guests was held in the Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery. Our heartiest CONGRATULATIONS to all of the students,... Continue Reading >