San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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 this year's Honor Wall plaque which is on display in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery. Since SCFOL's founding in 1982, 117 individuals have become Life-Members.  ANNUAL Memberships are a real bargain: $5 for  Seniors or Youth; $10 for one adult;  $20 for a Family... 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 >

Save the Date: October 12, 2019

6th Annual CELEBRATION UNDER THE DOME OCTOBER 12, 2019 Event attendees help the San Diiego Library Foundation support programs that transform the lives of San Diegans at all 36 public libraries. Join Event Chairs Patti Roscoe and Marlee Ehrenfeld and over 400 philanthropic San Diegans for an evening of entertainment, extraordinary cuisine and craft cocktails paired with experiences that illustrate firsthand the Library’s life-enriching programs. Claim your EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION before August 15. For tickets click on Under the Dome. Interested in supporting the 2019 Celebration Under the Dome event as a Sponsor or Host Committee member? Contact... Continue Reading >

SCFOL New Volunteer Recruitment Proposal

Dear Members and/or Friends of the San Carlos Friends of the Library (SCFOL). My name is Bill Bischoff. I am the Volunteer Chairperson for the San Carlos Friends of the Library, and am writing to ask for your assistance with a new approach to bolster our volunteer numbers. This has become necessary as the pools of possible volunteers from our traditional avenues are quickly shrinking. The two major volunteer pools and the reasons causing the shortages are: High School students are now encouraged to spend their graduation requirement community service hours in a setting where they observe and use the skill sets that... Continue Reading >