Carmel Public Library Foundation Mission Statement

The mission of the Carmel Public Library Foundation is to keep the library open, relevant and thriving and to ensure free library service in perpetuity by providing funding for 100% of the books, materials, programs, equipment and services.

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An Evening’s Conversation: Ernest Hemingway and Traveling the World 
Thurs. Jan 31st at 7pm
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center 

Henry Meade Williams Local History Lecture Series
The Life of Jo Mora in Monterey County and Carmel
Wed. Feb 6th at 7pm
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center




Thank you to all of those who participated in the Monterey County Gives! Campaign on behalf of our library! With matching funds the total will be over $20,000 thanks to all of you!
Please note it’s not too late to support the best Carmel treasure – Carmel Public Library – by clicking here
Thank you for making our library an engaging place to gather, and an enriching source of information and inspiration.



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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!