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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Community Night with the Library

Celebrity Chef & Cookbook Author,
John Pisto
Mushroom Grubbing & Cooking

Wed, Feb 22 at 7 pm
Carmel Woman’s Club
9th Ave & San Carlos, Carmel
(directly across from the Sunset Center) MORE…


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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. CLICK here to donate!


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A benefit for the CPLF featuring celebrity chefs and international bestselling food writers Nancy Silverton, Ruth Reichl and Evan Kleiman. MORE…