San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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.   Starting October 2, caregivers of children ages 5 & under can begin registering for the program online from the Library’s website.  The books can be recorded either online or on a paper log.  Children will receive a lanyard with a library card holder after completing... Continue Reading >

Library Shop to Host Matchbook Short Story Contest

Calling all writers! The Library Shop is hosting a short story contest, all proceeds of which support the San Diego Public Library. And when we say short, we mean SHORT. Submissions must fit on the inside of a matchbook cover! The winning author will have their story printed on the official Library Shop matchbook, receive 50 free copies of the matchbook, a $50 gift certificate to the Library Shop, publication in this very newsletter, and a limited engagement exhibition run in the Hervey Family Rare Book Room's tiny book display. Entry fee is $5 and the deadline to enter is... Continue Reading >

Mimi Labrucherie retires

Library Assistant, Mimi Labrucherie, retired September 5, 2017. Mimi was born in France and grew up in Spokane, Washington. She has a BA in Studio Art from Western Washington University and an MA in Linguistics from SDSU (just for fun). She came to California in the late 1980s and worked at USD for 9 ½ years before coming to the City of San Diego where she has worked for the last 20 years. Mimi started out as a Library Aide at the San Carlos Branch and worked her way up to Library Assistant, working in at least ¾ of the branches... Continue Reading >

OCTOBER 18: SCFOL volunteer recognition event

Volunteers make the world go round; without them, the planet would come to an abrupt halt.  Joining the SCFOL merry-go-round during the 2016-17 fiscal year were 65, fun, dedicated, interesting, book loving neighbors who volunteered over 4800 hours to organize and sell books for our monthly and Amazon used book sales; keep our chapter membership, volunteer, and financial records; schedule art shows, speakers and authors; create our website, newsletters and newspaper articles; organize special events such as the annual writing contest; keep pressure on officials to build us a new Branch Library; and stepped up and answered the call, "Who... 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. All donations are TOTALLY tax deductible.  INDIVIDUAL LIFE Memberships are only $250. Join at this level before October 30 to have your name added to the 2017 Life Member plaque on display in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery.  ANNUAL Memberships are a real bargain: $5 for  Seniors or Youth; $10 for one adult;  $20 for a Family (dual adult). Sponsor, Contributor and Patron membership levels are always appreciated. BENEFITS: all Friends of the... Continue Reading >

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