San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

SCFOL Chapter History Category

Essay Contest Winners Announced

MAY 2, 2013, CONTEST UPDATE:  Congratulations to the San Carlos Library’s 16th Annual City-wide Library Student Essay Contest Grand Prize Winners Caroline Beail, 4th grader at Dailard Elementary and Bailey Pinto, 10th grader at PHHS.  Each received a new laptop computer from Computers 2 SD Kids, $75 from FSDPL, and mementoes presented by the San Diego City Council and FSDPL.  We also had two prize winning semi-finalists: Anngely Leeds from the Learning Choice Academy, and Isabelle Pinto from Pershing Middle... Continue Reading >

San Carlos Library has New Chairs & Tables

AT LAST! New chairs and tables have arrived at the San Carlos Library!  They were purchased with  Matching Equipment Funds donated by the San Carlos Friends of the Library---money raised through MEMBERSHIPS and USED BOOK SALE PROCEEDS.  If you appreciate the cleanliness and comfort of our new furnishings, please become a SCFOL member NOW and continue to patronize the Monthly Used Book Sale held on the first Saturday of every month. Continue Reading >

The Fiscal Year 2011-2012 in Review:

The San Carlos Friends of the Library would like to THANK YOU, our MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS, and PATRONS for your support during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.  Due to everyone’s effort, five hours on Mondays were added to the Branch Libraries’ weekly schedule, with the hope of an additional 3 hours being added to the Monday schedule in September. During this fiscal year, ending June 30, 2012, the San Carlos Friends of the Library donated $34,305 to purchase directly --or in... Continue Reading >

In Memorium: Lubert Jones, SCFOL Volunteer

On Tuesday morning about 7:00 a.m., Mr. Lubert Jones a Volunteer with the San Carlos Friends of the Library has passed away.  Since April 2012, Mr. Jones became a resident at the Grossmont Gardens in La Mesa due to sudden health conditions. He was eighty-four (84) years old. He assisted us each month after the Book Sales on transporting our excess Library Materials.  Mr. Jones enjoyed and looked forward each month by contributing his time with the San Carlos Branch Library. ... Continue Reading >

In Memory of John McAlister, President of FSDPL

Reprinted from the San Diego Library Foundation Website: December 9, 2011 It is with deep regret that we announce that John McAllister, President of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library, passed away on December 2 [San Diego Union-Tribune obituary]. John was born August 31, 1932, in New York, growing up in the Bronx neighborhood. He and his wife Carol moved to San Diego in the late 1950s and quickly became involved in the community. John was a longtime Library supporter and advocate,... Continue Reading >