San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

June 16: Thank You for Speaking up for Your Library!

Libraries Transform SD Dear Library Supporter, Last week, thanks to your support and advocacy, the San Diego City Council voted to fully restore the Library department budget! The Mayor is expected to sign this budget shortly.This reverses $7 million in proposed cuts and fully restores Library hours across the system instead of the five-day schedule as was proposed. It also returns the Mountain View/Beckwourth Library, which had been slated for permanent closure.Thank you for your help in ensuring this win. The Council heard from hundreds of advocates about the critical role our Libraries play in providing equitable access to critical resources in every community... Continue Reading >

Summer Reading Program, Virtual Edition: Dig Deeper

Sign Up Today Read, investigate, and discover this summer by joining the Summer Reading Program and the Darlene Shiley Teen Summer Reading Program: Dig Deeper! San Diego residents of all ages are encouraged to sign up for this virtual event to dig below the surface and discover new things. Read 10 books or for 10 hours to collect prizes and complete fun at-home activities to earn digital badges. New this year, the Summer Reading Program features a Library Foundation Read-A-Thon supported by Intuit. If participants read 200,000 books, the Library Foundation in partnership with Intuit will donate $10,000 for Library programs. Sign... 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 >

EVENT REMINDERS

If you haven't been receiving e-mail reminders about upcoming events such as our monthly Used Book Sale or Speaker dates, it's because we don't have your correct e-mail address.Have you changed yours recently or is your "BOX" full? You may sign up in person at the San Carlos Branch Library or email [email protected]  Please include your full name and email address.  Also, tell us if you are already an SCFOL member. You may also join SCFOL on line.  Just click on the MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION IN THE BLUE BOX on the right side of this page.  Hope to see you soon at... Continue Reading >