San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Youth Activities Category


Second Saturday, noon to 3:00 p.m. Library NExT is a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library, UCSD Extension & Sally Ride Science.  Workshops are taught by local professors.  Grades 3-5.  REGISTRATON REQUIRED.  Sign up at:  Nov 9: Messy Science:  Learn about natural phenomena through slime. Continue Reading >

STEM Series: CHALLENGE ISLAND: Kid’s Science

  2nd Wednesday – 4-5:15pm:  Kids’ Science:  Challenge Island:   Challenge Island encourages creativity, critical thinking, and social skills while instilling a love of science and engineering. Ages 8-12.  Registration required.  Call (619) 527-3430 to sign up for any of the following session. Nov 13: Minion Lab:  Kids will learn about elasticity, the color wheel, and antidotes to help their lovable Minion friends. The tribes will use creativity and the engineering process to design an arcade game that “delivers” the antidote to... Continue Reading >

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

 A literacy program for pre-readers, ages 5 and under.  1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading incentive program that encourages parents to read 1000 books to their children before they begin Kindergarten.  The program is based upon evidence from research findings that the more young children hear books read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn to read upon reaching kindergarten. Register online at, and track the books that you and your child read together.  When you... Continue Reading >

Monday-Thursday: Do Your Homework @ the Library

This program resumes August 26. At the San Carlos Branch, DO YOUR HOMEWORK @ THE LIBRARY for Grades K-8, meets Mondays & Thursdays: 3:00-6:00; Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 3:00-7:00. The program does not meet on school holidays or during Thanksgiving,  or traditional winter and spring breaks. Do Your Homework @ the Library provides a learning coordinator who supports students K-8 with curriculum-aligned resources, technology and community partnerships.  The program uses Library equipment, staff, Wi-Fi access and digital resources, including the Help-Now... Continue Reading >