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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In Memory of Judy McCarty

In Loving Memory of Judy McCarty. June 4, 1940-March 3, 2019. 7th District City Council Representative, 1985-2000. President, San Carlos Friends of the Library, 2009-2011. San Carlos, The San Carlos Friends of the Library, and the City of San Diego lost a great lady and friend this week with the passing of Judy McCarty. Acting as the community's project Chairperson, McCarty was instrumental in the creation of Mission Trails Regional Park when Larry Stirling was the 7th district... Continue Reading >

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 >

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 >

People Enjoying Poetry

Join People Enjoying Poetry (PEP) for an open mic event for poetry sharing. Read your published or unpublished works, or read someone else's poetry. We'll work together to create a collection of poetry and the group will offer feedback at the poet's request. This group will meet from 1-3 p.m., quarterly on Saturday, February 9, May 25, August 24, and November 23. See People Enjoying Poetry Continue Reading >