San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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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 >

Honoring the Past…Building for the Future

The SCFOL Board would like to thank our San Carlos Branch Library's outstanding staff, led by Managing Librarian David Ege and Youth Services Librarian Erin Moore, for keeping the Community engaged in all that our libraries have to offer during the last 3 years of COVID.  They continue to do so with dwindling staff numbers, as several long time employees retired and others were transferred due to staffing shortages elsewhere. Out of date and worn out tomes made way for... Continue Reading >

Welcome SCFOL’s New President, Bill Bischoff

  Joan Hayes, after 7 years serving as our eighth SCFOL President, turned the President's gavel over to Bill Bischoff, who was elected to the President's position at our annual SCFOL General Membership meeting held at the San Carlos Branch Library, November 16, 2022.  Joan Hayes will remain as a very valuable Member of the SCFOL Board. Many of you know Bischoff as a SCFOL Board Member and Volunteer Chair, so he is not new to our SCFOL members, especially those who... Continue Reading >

SCFOL General Membership Meeting

  This year’s Annual SCFOL General Membership Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 16, 4:00-5:30 pm, in the San Carlos Branch Library's Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery. The meeting’s agenda will include: Branch updates by David Ege, Managing Librarian. A City representative will be in attendance to provide an update about the new building project. SCFOL updates by President Joan Hayes and Treasurer Jerry Hotz Presentation & approval of Slate of nominees for the San Carlos Friends of the... Continue Reading >


We are sad to report the passing of Jim Shields on September 25, 2022. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, October 15, 11:00 am, at Fletcher Hills Presbyterian Church.  Jim and his family were fundamental to the organization and growth of the SCFOL Monthly Used Book Sales. He will be missed by SCFOL.  Our condolences are sent to his Family and Friends. JIM SHIELDS RESIGNS AS BOOK SALE CHAIR (2012) Since 1992, Jim Shields, along with his wife, Pat, organized, recruited, and... Continue Reading >