San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Special Happenings @ the Library Shop

Greetings Matchbook Story Contest entrants!  We’ve announced the winning story on our website:  LibraryShop/short story  Thanks again for entering.  Next time you are at the Central Library please stop by for a complimentary book of matches from the Library Shop.  Volume 4 of our contest opens for submissions on October 1st, 2020. The Library Shop is a non-profit book & gift store located in the courtyard of the Downtown Central Library sponsored by the FSDPL and the SDP Library  Foundation.  To find out more about the Library Shop, their hours of operation, monthly special events, speakers, books and materials, go to  Library Shop ... Continue Reading >

Be a FRIEND—MEMBERSHIP Counts!

SCFOL annually donates between $20,000-$30,000 to the San Carlos Branch Library.  Memberships, donations and our monthly used book sales are SCFOL's primary revenue sources. Friends' memberships and donations are tax deductible as a charitable contributions.  INDIVIDUAL LIFE Memberships are only $250. Join at this level before October 30, to have your name added to the current  year's Honor Wall plaque which is on display in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery. Since SCFOL's founding in 1982, 120 individuals have become Life-Members.  ANNUAL Memberships are a real bargain: $5 for  Seniors or Youth; $10 for one adult;  $20... Continue Reading >

Introducing the 2019 One-Book-One-San-Diego Titles for Adults, Teens, and Kids

One Book, One San Diego is our region's premier literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 13th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. See https://www.kpbs.org/one-book/ The 2019 ADULT OBOSD selection, The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, is a novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy.In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for a Chicago art gallery, is about to pull off a coup, bringing an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings.... Continue Reading >

SCFOL Volunteers

In 2018, sixty-three SCFOL volunteers donated a total of 4737 hours to support the San Carlos Branch Library; that is equivalent to 2.4 FTEs. One FTE is equal to one full-time (40 hr/week) employee. 3064 hours were spent sorting your donated books, working at SCFOL's 1st Saturday of every month Used Book Sale or the previous day's FSDPL Members Only sale. Our SCFOL Board Members donated an additional 1623 hours keeping all organized, recruiting members & volunteers, organizing book sales, keeping recordss, recording finances, recruiting artists, authors & speakers, and updating the website and publicizing... Continue Reading >