San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Branch History Category


This summer, starting in JUNE, join in the BATTLE of the FUNNY BOOKS! Here’s how it works: Through a series of votes, our youth community will narrow a list of sixteen pre-selected picture books chosen for their popularity and appeal to many ages to one grand champion. Click on Battle of the Funny Books to see names of the 16 books and the voting dates for each round as your votes eliminate books from the Sweet 16 (voting between June 15-July)... Continue Reading >

MAY 15, 1982: Founding Date of SCFOL

Although the San Carlos Branch Library opened its doors on January 9, 1974, May 15, 1982 marked the first meeting of the San Carlos Friends of the Library. It was founded by 45 area residents with the expressed mission of “focusing public attention on the library’s services, facilities and needs; to strengthen and expand library services; and to stimulate the use of the library facilities as a cultural resource center for the community." The Navajo Canyon Golf Course restaurant... Continue Reading >

JUNE 4 – JULY 7: Follow The Folio

This summer marks the 400 anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. In his honor, Shakespeare’s First Folio is being sent on a nationwide tour by the Folger Shakespeare Library (Pictures are by Folger Library). During the tour, it will be on display at only one venue in each State; it can be seen at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan ^ Irwin Jacobs Common from June 4 through July 7. Seven years following his death, the First Folio, the first compilation and... Continue Reading >


On  Saturday, April 2, 2016, as part of the Grand Opening Celebration of the new San Carlos Branch of Mission Federal Credit Union, Angie Lasagna presented a check for $1000 to SCFOL President Joan Hayes and Treasurer Jerry Hotz. . SCFOL is looking forward to this partnership and will be adding their gift to the San Carlos Branch library’s book, equipment and program Matching Funds. FYI: When opening a new account at the San Carlos Mission Federal Credit Union, Mission Federal... Continue Reading >

MAY 5: City-wide Essay Contest Award Ceremony

The four Grand Prize Winners at each grade level of the City-wide, 19th Annual Student "Writing For Literacy Library Essay Contest," will be announced during a ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the Balboa Park Club. Each student will receive a monetary award plus a laptop computer courtesy of Computer 2 SD Kids. One student whose essay was judged as the best overall  will also win $500 in memory of contest founders Jack and Carolyn Winer.  Doors open at... Continue Reading >