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.
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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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Gingerbread Making Fundraiser at the Hofsas House
When: Dec, 6th
Time: 1:30 pm, 10:30 am is full
Location: The Hofsas House, San Carlos Street between Fourth and Third avenues
Price: $20 per child, $10 per Adult
Reservations: 831-624-2811
Kids who like making cookies will love learning how to build an entire house during Hofsas House’s annual Gingerbread Making Fundraiser benefiting the Carmel Library Foundation. Each child will receive a gingerbread kit, along with hot cider and a cookie to fuel their efforts as they learn to construct a house to take home for display through the season. Monterey County wines and a cheese and fruit tray will be available for adults supervising the construction projects. Reservations are required.

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