San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Youth Activities Category

NEW Titles Available at the San Carlos Branch Library

Our librarians make every effort to keep our branch library filled with the books you want to read.  Each month, books which have not been checked out for many a day or are outdated or in poor condition, are removed from circulation and replaced with new volumes for your reading pleasure. Click on  New Adult Titles-August-September, 2018   to see the list of the newest books for adults that have been added to the San Carlos Branch Library's collection. In the San Carlos... Continue Reading >


Trick-or-Read: Wednesday, Oct. 31, Anytime between 11:30am and 8:00pm Get your trick-or-treat on at the library all day long! Popular Halloween tales will be posted around the library for a special, interactive exhibit. After walking through the stories, find a librarian and say “Trick-or-Read” for a free book! For extra fun, join us at 2:30pm for spooktacular stories followed by crafts at 3pm. Costumes welcome. For kids of all ages.   Park Ranger Visit:  Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2:30-3:30pm.        Ages 5-10 Join us for a special... Continue Reading >

College Admission Essay Assistance

Sarah Hendy-Jackson, library assistant III, will be leading a new program series in October and November geared toward high school seniors to help them with their college admission essays.  Students can drop in anytime during the dates/times listed below to get FREE assistance with brainstorming, editing, organizing, grammar, word count, etc. Sarah studied 19th Century American Literature in graduate school at UCSD.  In addition, since 2011, she has worked within the University's Humanities department, teaching freshman writing, history, philosophy, and literature.  Click... Continue Reading >

Kids 2018 “ONE BOOK” Selection

 The companion 2018, "One Book" chosen for kids is "Blue Sky, White Stars."  It is a picture book written by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson. "Deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative images of American history, landscape, and people." One Book, One San Diego is our region's premiere literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 12th year, the purpose is... Continue Reading >