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.


Look What’s Coming Up

Community Workshop – “REimagining YOUR Library”
Everyone is invited!
Thu, Oct 22 at 5:30 pm
Carmel City Hall at Council Chambers MORE…


Community Night with the Library
Earthjustice Presents: The Fight for a Healthy Ocean Ecosystem
Wed, Oct 28 at 7 pm
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center MORE…



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.