why join?

The Friends guaranteed the dollars to create the Nancy and Steve Hauk Gallery and the meeting room which it occupies.  With regular new exhibitions, this beautiful space is now a destination spot for Pagrovians. 

First Saturday Book Sale Returns Feb. 3

If your bookshelves are looking empty, or your “must read” list growing short - never fear! The Friends “First Saturday Book Sale” returns on Saturday, February 3. Visit the Pacific Grove Public Library arcade from 10 am until 4 pm to find wonderful buys in books, puzzles, CDs and more.

We have some very special donations and will be featuring golf books in recognition of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February. 

Jump into January

Dine out with Friends returns for 2018 on Wednesday, January 31. Join us for wintry weather comfort food at La Mia Cucina at 208 17th Street. Reservations strongly recommended - La Mia Cucina was the top pick of the Monterey Weekly reader poll and their 11 tables fill up quickly! Call at 831-373-2416, or visit opentable.com. 

Our Mission

The Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library help ensure that our library is a thriving community center for discovery and lifelong learning.

Become a Member!

Benefits for joining include:

Reduced admission to events
Quarterly newsletter
Annual reception for Benefactors and Life Members
Invitation to annual meeting
Connecting with other Library supporters

Plus, you have the satisfaction of knowing you're supporting the PG Library. Click here to join.

News From the PG Library Friends

Met the Author -- Steve Hauk

On the rainy night of Thursday, November 16, an overflow crowd assembled in the Pacific Grove Library to hear Steve Hauk talk about his new book, Steinbeck, the Untold Stories. Scott Bauer, Library Director, welcomed the attendees with words of appreciation for the Friends of the Library, the event’s sponsors. In her introduction of Steve, Barbara Moore, Chair of the Meet the Author Committee, expressed wonder at the breadth of his achievements –  fine art gallery...

Met the Author -- Timothy and Laura Orr

Laura Kleiss, the daughter of Dusty Kleiss, was thrilled to introduce the authors of 'Never Call me a Here', Timothy and Laura Orr, because it gave her a chance to honor her father, Dusty Kleiss, the subject of the Orr's book.   The discussion focused on the special character of research on military history.  Attendees had another chance to eat some of the cake celebrating the publication of 'Life in Pacific Grove'.

We're in the news!
Scott Bauer

Monterey Herald, August 9, 2017, article by Carly Mayberry.
"Pacific Grove Gears Up for $1 Million Library Renewal With New Director Hiring"

As Pacific Grove prepares to get underway on its ambitious library building and renewal project, city and library officials are also readying themselves to welcome the newcomer who will be overseeing the $1 million project. Scott Bauer, who will serve as the Deputy Director at the Marin County Free Library until Friday, is set to begin as the Pacific Grove Library’s new director on Aug. 21. In his new role, Bauer will facilitate library...

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