San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Branch History Category

VIDEO: 40 + year History of San Carlos Branch Library

As part of the 40th Anniversary Celebration, the San Carlos Friends of the Library (SCFOL) interviewed many of the people instrumental in the building, development, and plans for the future of the San Carlos Branch Library.  This video was filmed and edited by Robert Hotz. Contact him at [email protected] or go to his website  RHotz Creative Media. To view, click on Library History Video for 40th Anniversary.mp4 Continue Reading >

NOVEMBER 5: Farewell to Managing Librarian, Rita Glick

On November 5, from 11:00 to 2:30, we invite the San Carlos Branch Library patrons to stop by the library and bid Rita a fond farewell, while enjoying a piece of cake in her honor.  Our beloved Managing Librarian, Rita Glick, will be retiring on November 6, 2015.  She and her husband Bill are relocating to the mid-west to be closer to family, especially their grandchildren. Rita first joined the San Carlos Branch as Managing Librarian, on August 7, 2010 following... Continue Reading >


The Summer Reading Program ended on August 15.  A total of 416 patrons finished and recorded their summer reading goals out of the 708, in all age groups, who signed up. Despite the inconvenience of on-going construction, 499 attended the Wednesday SRP special programs and 150 youth joined Ms. Megan in our new Process Art program which will continue during the Fall. Don't forget to pick up your prizes SOON!  The adult raffle prize winners were Amy Ranallo (2... Continue Reading >

Thank Your for Your Patience

  The end of construction is in sight.   We want to thank all for your patience as we worked to make our library more accessible!  We did have a successful JUNE 27 Used Book Sale.  Thanks to all of the hard sorting and selling work by our wonderful group of volunteers, and to our loyal book donating & buying patrons.  Our next book sale is scheduled for August 1. RESTROOMS: Please read the signs--the men's is now on the LEFT and... Continue Reading >


The theme for the 2015 San Diego Public Library Summer Reading Program, running from June 15-August 15, is READ TO THE RHYTHM. So put on your dancing shoes, start clapping to the beat, grab you favorite author and register online at Summer Reading Program.  Prizes are available at all age levels and may be collected one week after completing your online registration and recording of your age appropriate required reading. The prize level for Children (ages 0-11) is 10 books... Continue Reading >