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

In Memory of Judy McCarty

In Loving Memory of Judy McCarty. June 4, 1940-March 3, 2019. 7th District City Council Representative, 1985-2000. President, San Carlos Friends of the Library, 2009-2011. San Carlos, The San Carlos Friends of the Library, and the City of San Diego lost a great lady and friend this week with the passing of Judy McCarty. Acting as the community's project Chairperson, McCarty was instrumental in the creation of Mission Trails Regional Park when Larry Stirling was the 7th district... Continue Reading >

Robots Seize the Day

2019's Robotics Showcase Extravaganza was an awe-inspiring success. Teams with great names like Creator Critters, Dailard Elementary Mechanical Dolphins, Dapper Robo-Noodles, Magnolia Science Academy NextGen and MagnoBricks, Wizalos, Cajon Park B1nary Drag0ns, Crescendo, Lakeside Middle Broncobots and Patrick Henry High Patribots, all showed off the robots that they designed, built, and what they can do. These are definitely the next generation of inventors. 285 people in total attended the Robotics Extravaganza which was held in the lower parking... Continue Reading >

Welcome Olga Castellanos

We wish a warm welcome to Olga Castellanos; she is our new part-time, Library Assistant 3. Castellanos has worked for the San Diego Public Library system for 29 years serving in the South Bay. Olga says, " I enjoy hiking and spending time with my husband of 30 years and with my 10-year-old son, both named David.  I am excited about working and serving the community at the San Carlos Branch Library." Continue Reading >

San Carlos Branch Library, 2018 in review

We are so pleased that the San Carlos Branch Library could offer so much opportunity, discovery and inspiration in 2018! We partnered with many local organizations for feature events and had great attendance at our monthly programs.  This year we held our first Robotics Showcase Extravaganza which featured unique robotic creations built for competitions by local robotics teams from Dailard Elementary, Pershing Middle, Cajon Park Junior High and Patrick Henry High schools. So far this year, we held 190 programs for children with 5416 participants.  Our Youth Services Librarian coordinated many special programs to engage... Continue Reading >

2018’s One Book, One San Diego Selection

 August 25, at the San Diego Union-Tribune sponsored Festival of Books, the 2018, “One Book, One San Diego,” selection was announced.  It is March: Book One.” This graphic memoir is the first of a trilogy,written by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.   "March: Book One, is a vivid first-hand account of the early life of the Civil Rights icon, John Lewis, including meeting Martin Luther King, Jr. and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.  John Lewis and other... Continue Reading >