SERVING GENERATIONS.  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.
Carmel Public Library Foundation
Carmel Public Library Foundation
Carmel Public Library Foundation
Carmel Public Library Foundation

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.


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.


Community Night with the Library
Parent & Teacher Lecture Series

Dr. Laura Markham
Early Childhood Psychologist and Parent Educator, founding editor of, assists parents in transforming their relationships with their children.
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
“ A much needed resources for parents.. encouragement and actionable advice for strengthening parents’ connection with their children”

Tue, Sep 16 at 7pm
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center
Lincoln St & 9th Ave, Carmel
Book sale and signing by River House Books

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