San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Library Foundation Category

The San Diego Public Library Foundation

History of the Foundation: The San Diego Public Library Foundation was launched in 2002 when a group of motivated and concerned community leaders joined to focus their energy and attention on providing private support to build an outstanding library system in San Diego. Since then, strong volunteer leadership has allowed the Foundation to raise more than $50 million in private funds to augment and support library programs, collections and services. Foundation support has been central to: Expanding collections throughout the system; Providing Sunday hours at certain locations; Building new... Continue Reading >

Library Foundation’s 2017 Report

The Library Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report details stories of endless possibilities Library Foundation donors make possible. Donor support helps minds grow and allows the Library to invest in new readers, create vibrant cultural and civic centers, ensure academic and career success and develop the virtual library. Thank you. Visit here to view a PDF version of the report. Visit here to make a year-end gift which will have twice the impact with a match from the Lily Lai Foundation. Continue Reading >

2016 Foundation Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report for the San Diego Public Library Foundation is now available.  Read about the growing impact the San Diego Library system has on our San Diego Communities. The number of children attending the Summer Reading Program has nearly doubled since 2011; our libraries are the region's top provider of free educational and cultural programs serving 455,700 people (double since 2010); 730,000 have a San Diego Public Library card (up 13 % in 6 years); e-Circulation is up... Continue Reading >

Misty Jones is named Director of San Diego Library System

   Helping us “Build for the Future,” will be the San Diego Public Library System’s new Director, Misty Jones, who, following the July 1 retirement of Deborah Barrows, has served as its Interim Director. Misty has extensive leadership experience in all aspects of library management, and played an essential role in the decision making process for the design and function of our new San Diego Central Library. She has twelve years of library management experience, holds a master’s degree in... Continue Reading >

Why We Need Libraries

By Jeffrey Davis  "A few years ago, when the city was deciding whether to go forward with San Diego’s new Central Library, there was discussion around town about the future of public libraries. Did we need to replace the 1954 Central Library? (Most said yes.) Was San Diego Public Library focused on downtown at the expense of neighborhoods? (Half of the 35 neighborhood libraries have been built, rebuilt or expanded since 1989, with more projects planned.) Did a grand new structure make... Continue Reading >