San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

SCFOL Chapter History Category

SCFOL 2023-24 Outstanding Volunteers.

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 outstanding SCFOL volunteers, Marcy Andersen, Lara Ferguson, Leesa Mouw, and Kathy Ruiz. They were recognized at the June 8, 2024 FSDPL Annual Meeting.  These wonderful volunteers have given freely, many hours of their time and talents to SCFOL.  As of June 11, 2024, Andersen and Ruiz have also been elected to the SCFOL Board of Directors. Marcy Andersen stepped into the position of SCFOL Officer and Board  Secretary.  Evie McGhee has retired from those positions after... Continue Reading >

Jack Winer: Volunteer Extraordinaire!

In 1988, Jack and Carolyn Winer made a few stops along the way, but finalized their retirement years in San Carlos in 1987. How lucky we were! As it happened, their new home was in walking distance to the San Carlos Branch Library.  A life long, avid reader and quoter of well-known authors, Winer became a regular figure at the Branch, a member of SCFOL, its Vice-President in 1989, and in1993 he was tapped to be SCFOL’s President. SCBL staff member,... Continue Reading >

SCFOL Volunteers Got It Done

  Volunteers congregate, innovate, and activate. Volunteers are the foundation and glue that hold communities together and spark growth. Volunteers get it done! In 1982, SCBL managing Librarian Verna Stewart encouraged a few dedicated patrons to start a Friends of the Library chapter of FSDPL at the San Carlos Branch. SCFOL was born on May 15, 1982, with the expressed mission of  "focusing public attention on the library services, facilities and needs; to strengthen and expand library services; and to stimulate... Continue Reading >

Save These Dates: November 15 & January 13

This year’s Annual San Carlos Friends of the Library General Membership Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 15, 4:00-5:30 pm, in the San Carlos Branch Library’s Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery. The meeting’s agenda will include: SCFOL President: Introduction of guests, SCFOL Life Members, and speakers. Architect, David Pfeifer will present an update on the New San Carlos Branch Library design. Managing Librarian David Ege will review the year and tell us what 's new at the Branch in... Continue Reading >

How San Carlos Got Its Library

  What factors came together that spearheaded the building of our current San Carlos Branch Library? The answer: San Carlos  Community activists and a non-fulfilled promise. In the 1960s, the Tavares Development Company assured buyers that the new San Carlos area would quickly become a complete neighborhood, with retailers, eateries, churches, fire houses, parks & rec centers, schools, and a library.  By 1970, this mission had been accomplished, minus the library. Here is the story of "How San Carlos Got A... Continue Reading >