San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
619-527-3430
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

Youth Activities Category

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 sandiego.gov/1000Books, and track the books that you and your child read together.  When... Continue Reading >

Explore San Diego & California

CA State Library Park Pass* Discover & Go Nature Backpack San Diego Public Library encourages library users to get out and explore the great outdoors and other iconic sites. Because everyone deserves to enjoy our sites, the library is proud to offer SDPL card holders access to a variety of programs, resources and materials. *PARK PASS: With a library card, patrons may reserve a pass and have it sent to any San Diego Public Library location by calling their local library... Continue Reading >

Odi’s Library Day – SDPL’s Official Children’s Board Book

Did you know the San Diego Public Library has written and published its own children's book? Written by Hunter Hackett and illustrated by SDPL’s own Anisi Baigude, a Library Assistant at the North Clairemont Branch, Odi’s Library Day is a bilingual board book perfect for parents and their emerging little readers to build a lifelong connection to libraries and books. In the story, ODI (Opportunity, Discovery, Inspiration) the Coyote visits Central Library for the first time with their parent. During Odi’s... Continue Reading >

FREE SEEDS @ SDPL

  Free seeds are now available at all open San Diego Public Libraries.  Grow healthy food for yourself and others.  Seeds include melons, carrots, cilantro, and more! Check out vegetable gardening books to learn more. This is a wonderful way to connect with your library, nature, and the people in your community. Visit your library today to get your free seeds.  Seeds include melons, carrots, cilantro, and more! Check out vegetable gardening books to learn more. This is a wonderful way... Continue Reading >

SDPL Virtual Hub

The San Diego Public Library Virtual Hub is a Facebook group where Library Staff and partnering organizations offer daily virtual programs for all ages including: read alouds, crafts & DIY, book-talks, and more! Access to our library buildings is very limited, but the fun never stops in our virtual club. Join and get access to our growing collection of videos and resources. SDPL Virtual Hub SDPL's Virtual Hub has won The Best of San Diego 2020 in San Diego Magazine. Continue Reading >