San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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JUNE, 2024: New Branch Library Update, FUNDING SECURED

Many, many THANKS to our SD District 7 Councilperson Raul Campillo for securing, in the  City's Fiscal-Year-2025 budget, $4.7million in funding for the new San Carlos Branch Library. Campillo in his newsletter says, "This $4.7m, together with existing funding that I secured in years past, represents the completed funding necessary to perform design, permitting, and initial construction activities such as removal of hazardous material and contaminated soils.  I’m so proud to deliver this funding for the San Carlos community, but I... Continue Reading >

August 5, 2023: “We Bought the Lot” Celebration

  Were you there? More than 300 library patrons, neighbors, and Friends of the San Carlos Branch Library, turned out on August 5, 2023, to hear the good news: after 28 years, We Bought the Lot on the corner of Jackson and Golfcrest. This parcel is adjacent to the current branch library; the two lots together will become the site of the of the new 25,000 sq. ft. San Carlos Branch Library. The day's celebration was kicked off by District 7... Continue Reading >

AUGUST 2023: New Branch Library Update “We Bought the Lot!”

  SAVE the DATE: August 5, from 10 a.m. to noon.  Join your Navajo neighbors on the lot at the corner of Golfcrest and Jackson to hear a long-awaited-announcement from those who are in the know. "We Bought the Lot Celebration." Starting at 10:15 a.m., special guests and speakers include Congresswoman  Sara Jacobs, Mayor Todd Gloria, and Councilmember Raul Campillo. Preliminary renderings of the new 25,000 sq. ft. San Carlos branch Library will be on display. SCFOL volunteers will pass... Continue Reading >

DECEMBER, 2022: New Branch Library Update

  Our guest speaker for the 2022 SCFOL General Membership meeting held on November 16, at the San Carlos Branch Library, was Robert Cronk, Deputy Director, SDPL, Public Services. We thank him for stepping in at the last minute for Deputy Director Raul Gudino,to update us on the latest information concerning our long awaited new San Carlos Branch to be located across the present and corner lot of Jackson and Golfcrest.  Here is his summary of his very informational talk. 1.       Property... Continue Reading >

NOVEMBER, 2022: New Branch Library Update

San Diego Councilmember Raul Camillo ,in his November District 7 Dispatch,  announced that "The owner of the lot next to the San Carlos Library has finally notified the city that the land is ready to be purchased by the City.  This means that City staff will bring forward a council action before February 2, (2023), to close escrow for the previously agreed upon price of $150,000 negotiated back in 1995.  This would put the project entirely in the hands... Continue Reading >