San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Youth Weekly 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, and track the books that you and your child read together.  When you... Continue Reading >

Monday-Thursday: Do Your Homework @ the Library

This program is on hiatus June-August. 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. Click on DYHL  for times and participating Branches . This program does not meet on school holidays or during Thanksgiving, 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,... Continue Reading >

TUESDAYS @ 5-7pm: Learn to Play Chess: CANCELED July 9 & 23

2nd and 4th Tuesdays,  5:00-7:00 p.m: Chess (ages 18 and under) Did you know that playing chess can improve logical thinking skills and increase math ability?  This is a great class for beginners, as well as for students looking to hone their skills.  Student volunteer Luke, is your instructor; he assisted by his dad.  It's lots of fun! Interest has been high, so we are purchasing additional chess sets.  Click on Learn to Play Chess Continue Reading >

WEDNESDAYS @ 2:30-3:30 pm: After School Special

The After School Special will be replaced by the SRP Summer Special Event Programs starting Wednesday, June 12 . 2:30-3:30 p.m..  All ages are welcome to attend. (Ages 5-10)  After School Special will resume in August. Looking for something fun to do after early dismissal on Wednesdays? Come enjoy funny books, silly songs, friendly faces, and creative crafts!.  This is a great opportunity for kids to learn and socialize together in a casual setting.  Click on After-School Special 2018-2019 Continue Reading >