Anne Perry

Period Costume


Stephen Palumbi Author Event
Juan Sanchez
Read-A-Thon 2014
Read-A-Thon Participants
Celebrating Forty Years!
Friends at Nonprofit of the Year Dinner
Audience for Peter Fischer
Brad Herzog, April 17
Reception for Life Members and Benefactors
lucky raffle winners
Selling raffle tickets
Anne Perry
Period Costume at Anne Perry Event
Bookworks at the Anne Perry Event
My Half of the Sky
photo 6b-2013
why join?

In 2012, the Friends gave $19,000 to the Library to support children and teen programs.

Dine Out with Friends is Back

The enthusiasm from both patrons and restaurant owners alike that greeted Dine Out With Friends last fall has prompted us to bring it back.   Every month, on the fourth Wednesday, a local restaurant will donate a portion of its take to the Friends to support the Pacific Grove Library.

January 28 -- Petra Restaurant

February 25 -- The Victorian Corner

March 25 -- Pacific Thai Cuisine

April 22 -- Red House Cafe

May 27 -- Taste

June 24 -- La Piccola Casa

July 22 -- Fishwife

August 26 -- Los Amigos

September 23 --Vito's 

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

Julia Reynolds discusses gang-life and community

Some 75 people gathered in the Pacific Grove Public Library May 21 to listen to Julia Reynolds, author of Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang.

According to Reynolds, the Nuestra Familia gang — with connections to Mexican drug cartels — controls the flow of illegal drugs through most of Northern California and is responsible for Monterey County leading the state in youth homicide rates. In her book she follows gang members in and out of prison and describes the sophisticated structure of their operations.

Summer Reading Program - Read to the Rhythm

Who Can Play? Young people ages 2-15 are invited to READ TO THE RHYTHM

When? The Summer Reading Program began Wednesday, June 3rd, and ends Wednesday, July 22nd. You can take your reading log with you on vacation and READ, READ, READ!

How to Start? Pick up your Reading Log when you sign up at the Library. Use the Reading Log to record the books you read or books that are read to you over the summer. Chapter book readers should record pages read, 25 pages equals 1 book.

For every Book you read you will receive 1 ticket to redeem for prizes!
100 tickets maximum...

The Friends and the Foundation

Board members from the Friends of the PG Library and from the Foundation for the PG Library held a retreat on June 11 to discuss their collaboration in support of the Library.  On the table was the fact that although the two organizations play complementary roles in ensuring the health and vitality of our Library, the difference between the two -- and the necessity of both -- hasn't always been obvious to community members, including our elected representatives.

A productive discussion, facilitated by Lisa Bennett, led to agreement on a number of strategies to improve the situation...

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