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 >

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 >

Save the Date: October 12, 2019

6th Annual CELEBRATION UNDER THE DOME OCTOBER 12, 2019 Event attendees help the San Diiego Library Foundation support programs that transform the lives of San Diegans at all 36 public libraries. Join Event Chairs Patti Roscoe and Marlee Ehrenfeld and over 400 philanthropic San Diegans for an evening of entertainment, extraordinary cuisine and craft cocktails paired with experiences that illustrate firsthand the Library’s life-enriching programs. Claim your EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION before August 15. For tickets click on Under the... Continue Reading >