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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Parent & Teacher Lecture Series:
Drs. Robert Faris & Diane Felmlee
Teenagers & Bullying

Join leading researchers and authorities Faris & Felmlee who will talk about the subject of teenagers and bullying, its consequences, and tools for effectively preventing it. They are recognized authorities on the subject, and their work has been featured on news programs including CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

For more information, click here.

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Annual Campaign

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.