Carmel Public Library Foundation continues its mission to keep the library open, relevant and thriving.  Our task has become more challenging because public funding has been drastically cut and library usage has risen to an all-time high.
100% of the books, materials, programs, equipment and services are funded through private contributions.

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Reduced public funding has become the “new normal” for libraries everywhere. The Carmel Public Library has pioneered a variety of public-private partnerships. Working together with the city, businesses, foundations, and particularly, our generous donors, we secure the library’s ranking as one of the finest public libraries in California.


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Community Night with the Library
Cookbook Author, Harold McGee
 “The Curious Cook: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen”
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 7pm
Join former New York Times Food Writer and cook book author, Harold McGee for a talk about the science of cooking and his stories from the kitchen that will inspire the curious cook inside us all.


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Our library’s excellence depends on gifts from people like you. When you give, you can be confident that your gift funds a vital institution and enhances the lives of thousands of your neighbors, young and old. Please be generous in supporting your library. To make your gift, click here.