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

City of San Diego Proposed Library Budget for Fiscal Year 2020

Mayor Faulconer has released his Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal and we are pleased to announce that with advocacy efforts of the Friends of the Library, the Library Commission, and the Library Foundation, there were no cuts to library hours or significant service level reductions. We thank Mayor Faulconer for his continued support of the Library! Continue Reading >

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 >