San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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JULY 9: Libraries & Parks 4 All

Each San Diego neighborhood deserves a quality library & park. Libraries and parks are essential to safe, strong, and thriving communities.  For many neighborhoods, these assets have been long neglected with reports showing our parks need $200 million to meet basic safety standards and our libraries need $50 million in maintenance. The Library and Park Investment Act of 2024 is a community-led citizen's initiative to provide a guaranteed, local funding source through a modest parcel fee capped at one acre.  The measure is projected to... Continue Reading >

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 >

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 >