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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SCFOL New Volunteer Recruitment Proposal

Dear Members and/or Friends of the San Carlos Friends of the Library (SCFOL). My name is Bill Bischoff. I am the Volunteer Chairperson for the San Carlos Friends of the Library, and am writing to ask for your assistance with a new approach to bolster our volunteer numbers. This has become necessary as the pools of possible volunteers from our traditional avenues are quickly shrinking. The two major volunteer pools and the reasons causing the shortages are: High School students are... Continue Reading >

SD Museum Council & Local Libraries Partner for Museum Month

Locals and visitors to San Diego area libraries are in for a special treat this February. Participating library locations across the region will serve as distribution locations for the Museum Month Pass. With the free pass in-hand, patrons are invited to explore over 40 museums for half-price during the entire month! From Birch Aquarium in La Jolla to the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park, Museum Month showcases the best in San Diego's arts, culture and science destinations.Learn more Continue Reading >

Show San Diego How-To

Can you teach others HOW TO DO something in a fun and entertaining fashion? Can you demonstrate it in 20 or 45 minutes? Can you make it hands-on with audience participation? If that's a YES from you, apply to present as a volunteer at the 4th annual How-To Festival to be held at 20 libraries on Saturday, May 18. For program ideas and inspiration, view the 2018 How-To Festival program line-up here.  Continue Reading >

SCFOL Volunteers

In 2018, sixty-three SCFOL volunteers donated a total of 4737 hours to support the San Carlos Branch Library; that is equivalent to 2.4 FTEs. One FTE is equal to one full-time (40 hr/week) employee. 3064 hours were spent sorting your donated books, working at SCFOL's 1st Saturday of every month Used Book Sale or the previous day's FSDPL Members Only sale. Our SCFOL Board Members donated an additional 1623 hours keeping all organized, recruiting members... Continue Reading >

Special Happenings @ the Library Shop

The Library Shop is a non-profit book & gift store located in the courtyard of the Downtown Central Library sponsored by the FSDPL and the SDP Library  Foundation.  To find out more about the Library Shop, their hours of operation, monthly special events, speakers, books and materials, go to  Library Shop  or call the Library Shop at 619-236-5802. One is the Loneliest Number Sale Starts February 11 @ The Library Shop Not everyone has a Valentine. As the Library Shop's January Clearance Sale is... Continue Reading >