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.

Upcoming Events
Make A Contribution
Harrison Memorial Library

Support the Library

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.


Look What’s Coming Up

Community Night with the Library

Photography Night with Award-winning Central Coast Photographer, Scott Campbell.

Scott will share his ongoing On1Breath collection of fine art photographs taken underwater around the world. Using only his camera and a single breath of air, Campbell captures the foreign and surreal world of the open-ocean through the discipline of apnea free diving. The result is a collection of dramatic and engaging black-and-white images that give the viewer a first-hand look at the diverse ecosystem below the ocean surface.

For more information, click here.

  Annual Campaign

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.