San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Branch History Category

June 15-August 15: SUMMER READING PROGRAM: “Read For the Win”

In honor of this Summer's Olympians, the San Diego Public Library has chosen, "Read For the Win" as the theme for its 2016 Summer Reading Program.  There will be prizes along the way for those who read a designated number of books or pages. 2016 SRP prizes is a list of available youth prizes (while supplies last).  Our eligible adult readers may choose free books from a designated "free book rack" or earn a $5 voucher for purchasing books at... Continue Reading >

IN MEMORY of John Pilch

The San Carlos Friends of the Library have lost another Friend.  John Pilch passed away on May 3, 2016. John was an avid supporter of our branch library and a very involved volunteer. He was also active in many other San Carlos activities and organizations. He will be missed at many community venues.  Our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Continue Reading >


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 >