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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2019-2020 Fiscal Year: SCFOL Volunteer Hour Total

During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, SCFOL Volunteers donated 3406 hours to the San Carlos Branch Library. We thank them for all that they do. The first half of the year started off with a bang. Fifty-five active SCFOL volunteers donated 2229 hours putting together very successful SCFOL monthly Used Book Sales (SCFOL's main income source), keeping meeting, membership and financial records, scheduling and setting up monthly art exhibits, representing... Continue Reading >

JULY 3: Are Books Safe from Covid-19?

We are all anxious to return library books that have been collecting dust since March and borrow new ones; but are library and other "used" books safe and free of the Corona-19 virus? The short answer is YES! Research Shows Virus Undetectable on Five Highly Circulated Library Materials After Three days. "As libraries and museums around the country begin to resume operations and reopen to the public, the need for clear information to support the handling of core museum, library, and... Continue Reading >

June 16: Thank You for Speaking up for Your Library!

Libraries Transform SD Dear Library Supporter, Last week, thanks to your support and advocacy, the San Diego City Council voted to fully restore the Library department budget! The Mayor is expected to sign this budget shortly.This reverses $7 million in proposed cuts and fully restores Library hours across the system instead of the five-day schedule as was proposed. It also returns the Mountain View/Beckwourth Library, which had been slated for permanent closure.Thank you for your help in ensuring this win. The Council heard from... Continue Reading >

Be a FRIEND—MEMBERSHIP Counts!

SCFOL annually donates between $20,000-$30,000 to the San Carlos Branch Library.  Memberships, donations and our monthly used book sales are SCFOL's primary revenue sources. Friends' memberships and donations are tax deductible as a charitable contributions.  INDIVIDUAL LIFE Memberships are only $250. Join at this level before October 30, to have your name added to the current  year's Honor Wall plaque which is on display in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery. Since SCFOL's founding in 1982, 120... Continue Reading >

Introducing the 2019 One-Book-One-San-Diego Titles for Adults, Teens, and Kids

One Book, One San Diego is our region's premier literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 13th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. See https://www.kpbs.org/one-book/ The 2019 ADULT OBOSD selection, The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, is a novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy.In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development... Continue Reading >