San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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JUNE 14, 9 am: Final City Council Hearing & Vote on FY 2022 City Budget

    Dear Library Advocate, Thank you for helping secure significant advocacy wins as the city prepares to approve the Library budget. You took action and the Mayor and City Council heard you loud and clear. We're asking for your help one more time this budget cycle. Mayor Gloria's Revised Budget reversed significant proposed cuts and included new investments for electronic resources, systemwide programs, and staff training. We welcome new investments but are concerned the Revised Budget removed funds to extend access... Continue Reading >

Mayor Gloria’s Revised 2021-22 Budget Restores SDPL Hours to a 7 day week

  Dear Library Advocate, Mayor Gloria released his May Revised Budget yesterday, (May 18, 2021) and listened to Library advocates. The Mayor's new budget returns proposed cuts that would have required a five-day Library schedule in the coming fiscal year. The Revised Budget also includes new investments in funds for electronic resources, systemwide programs, Do Your Homework @ the Library Program expansion, and staff training.  The final budget will be adopted in June following several weeks of review by the public and... Continue Reading >

Thank You Library Advocates

  Dear Library Advocate, We heard very promising news at yesterday's (5/6/2021) Budget Review Committee meeting.  As you know, the Mayor's Proposed Budget included a concerning $5.6 million in Library cuts or a nearly 10 percent reduction. Thanks to efforts from Library advocates, our concerns over these cuts were heard.  At Thursday's meeting, the Mayor's office announced they will work with the Council to restore the Library budget when the Revised Budget is released on Tuesday, May 18.  We thank the... Continue Reading >

Congratulations to our newly elected Library partners

Libraries Transform SD Dear Library Supporter, The LibrariesTransformSD partners congratulate San Diego's Mayor-elect Todd Gloria and the newly-elected City Council on their recent victories. This election season, the Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, and Library Commission met with each Council candidate to discuss the importance of Libraries. Together, we highlighted the continued relevance and success of Library programs, as well as our shared concerns regarding the potential for future budget reductions. We were thrilled and impressed by each individual's commitment to supporting our Libraries. In... Continue Reading >

OCTOBER: Lots New Happening at the SDPL

San Diego Public Library | Library Locations & Hours | Library Foundation |Library Shop | Calendar of Events | Donate Important resources you can use now!  See what the San Diego Public Library system and Library Shop have to offer in October, and on a continuing basis. Lots of new programs are available virtually and there are some surprises at the Branch Libraries too. Click HERE to see what's new. These programs are supported through your donations to SCFOL, FSDPL, and the Library Foundation. Learn How Library Foundation Supporters Help Minds... Continue Reading >