San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

MatchBook – Ignite Your Love of Reading!

        Did you just finish reading a book and are not sure what to read next? No problem, WE CAN HELP! Get a personalized list of reading recommendations prepared for you by a San Diego Public Library staff member (one is our own Ms. Erin) with knowledge in multiple subjects. Unlike Amazon or Goodreads, your recommended list will be prepared by people and not by machine algorithms. Be forewarned that some of the choices may be quirky, adventurous, whimsical, or all the above. Get help finding your next great read and reignite your love of reading!  TO MEET THE LIBRARIANS (one of them... Continue Reading >

Mayor Gloria’s Revised 2021-22 Budget Restores SDPL Hours to a 7 day week

  Dear Library Advocate, Mayor Gloria released his May Revised Budget yesterday, (May 18, 2021) and listened to Library advocates. The Mayor's new budget returns proposed cuts that would have required a five-day Library schedule in the coming fiscal year. The Revised Budget also includes new investments in funds for electronic resources, systemwide programs, Do Your Homework @ the Library Program expansion, and staff training.  The final budget will be adopted in June following several weeks of review by the public and the City Council. We welcome these long-overdue investments but are concerned the Revised Budget also removes $100,000 intended for Open+, a pilot program... 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 visit they receive their first library card, attend a story time where they learn all about kites, discover the Innovation... Continue Reading >

Be a FRIEND—MEMBERSHIP Counts!

SCFOL annually donates to the San Carlos Branch Library.  Memberships, donations and our monthly used book sales (we were only able to have three in 2020 due to COVID-19, and remain on hiatus until further notice) 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 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, 125 individuals have become Life-Members. We welcomed... Continue Reading >