San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

20th Annual “Writing for Literacy Essay Contest” Winners are announced

It’s that time of year again. The winners of the 20th annual “Writing for Literacy Essay Contest” have been chosen. Join us at the San Carlos Branch Library, April 19, at 6 p.m. to hear their essays and to congratulate our local winners.  Fourth grade winners from Benchley Weinberger Elementary (and their teachers) are Lorelei Garrison (Kim Filner), Grace Michener (Kathy Aufsesser), and Mathew Neboshynsky (Erica Ruiz-Gutierrez); Dailard Elementary winners are Willow Carter and Courtney Klahn (Erin Keegan) and  Maleah Castillo (Gretchen Sites); Green Elementary’s winners are Jocelyn Hammerstrand  and Ariana Rodriquez (Susan Barrett), and Jadzia Murphy (Louise Volpe). Eighth... Continue Reading >

A letter from FSDPL President to all Library Advocats

Dear Library Advocate, It is critically important for Library supporters to be engaged in the City budget process. With San Diego facing deeper budget cuts than expected for the coming year, Library advocates need to make their voices heard now more than ever. Mayor Faulconer is drafting the fiscal year 2018 budget with these projected budget shortfalls in mind. He has asked each department to submit suggestions for budget reductions of 3.5 percent. For the Library, this amounts to a cut of $1.8 million, equal to the entire Library annual spending on books and materials. Library supporters have successfully advocated in recent years... Continue Reading >

Library Shop: March news

The Library Shop is located on the ground floor of the Downtown Central Library and is supported by the Friends of the San Diego Public Library (FSDPL). Children's Book Coupon:  For the entire month of March, the Library Shop is offering a special discount on all of their children's books: 20% off the entire category! Just mention this email at the register or use online coupon code MAR20. They have lots of great Spring-centric titles in stock, from classics like the Very Hungry Caterpillar, to hot-off-the-press picture books like What Will Grow? by local artist Susie Ghahremani.  Check them out at... Continue Reading >

2017: the NEW San Carlos Branch updates

FEBRUARY, 2017: The discussion at the Building Committee meeting this month centered on fund raising for the new library. We are anxiously awaiting the written reports on the status of the corner lot. A major fund raising campaign cannot begin until the EPA has given an all clear report to purchase the lot. JANUARY, 2017: The NEW San Carlos Branch Library's design  was presented to the Community by David Pfeifer, AIA, from Domusstudio Architecture, at the Navajo Community Planners' meeting held at the Tifereth Israel Synagogue  on Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We thank all of those who attended. The information given... Continue Reading >