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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Library Budget Cuts proposed for FY 2022

Libraries Transform SD   Dear Library Advocate, April 15, 2012, Mayor Todd Gloria released the Fiscal Year 2022 Proposed Budget. Included in the budget were significant and worrisome cuts, in addition to welcome and long-overdue investments in programs and materials. As anticipated, recent economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis have negatively impacted Library Department funding. In total, slightly more than $5.5 million in proposed cuts have been recommended, or a 10% overall reduction in department resources. We are working to assess all service impacts. However, the... Continue Reading >

Library Master Plan Survey: Ends APRIL 17

SURVEY ENDS APRIL 17.  Participate in the Library Master Plan Process.  The Library is partnering with the Library Foundation to update the San Diego Public Library Master Plan. The current plan has not been updated since 2002 and is now based on outdated data and assumptions. With support from City Council offices, the Library and Library Foundation are working with nationally recognized library consultant, Group 4 Architecture, Research, and Planning, to develop a long-range vision, framework, and strategy for Library... 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 >

Ask Congress to support the Library Stabilization Fund Act

Libraries Transform SD Dear Library Supporter, Join the LibrariesTransformSD coalition and national library advocates to encourage your Congressional leaders to provide emergency support for libraries through the Library Stabilization Fund Act. The Act was introduced last week in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and would establish a fund to address financial losses and bolster library services. The Fund would provide $1.7 billion distributed to local libraries based on state population and $200 million in competitive grants to... Continue Reading >