San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
619-527-3430
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

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SRP Wrap-up

  The SRP 2021 Stats are in!  In summary, we had 15,986 participants (up 21% from 2020) and 10,238 Finishers (up 27% from 2020).  Our Community Read-a-Thon final number came in at 261,188.  Thanks to the SDPL Foundation   for sponsoring and donating $10,000 to youth programming and to all who encouraged your patrons to keep reading to help reach this goal. Continue Reading >

SDPL Master Plan Presentation

Thank you to everyone who attended the August 24,  presentation and listening session for the Library Master Plan Framework. We appreciate all the enthusiasm and input on this document that will help shape the future of the San Diego Public Library.  If you were not able to attend, you can view a recording of the session HERE. Below are additional resources and ways you can participate: Provide your comments about the Plan HERE. Attend the second listening session on Saturday, September 18 at 2... Continue Reading >

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 >

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 >