In 2012, the Friends gave $19,000 to the Library to support children and teen programs.
The Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library help ensure that our library is a thriving community center for discovery and lifelong learning.
Benefits for joining include:
Reduced admission to events
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.
The Friends lost two long-time members and the Library lost two staunch supporters in April.
Duane Matterson died on April 20. If you ever attended one of the Meet the Author events, you likely saw Duane. He was a regular attendee, usually seated towards the very front. What you might not have known is that for years he and his wife, Betty, assembled the Friends newsletter for mailing.
Connie Pearlstein died on April 11. Connie, with her signature hat, was less an obvious presence in the Friends, but we, and the Library, benefited considerably from her generosity. ...
Some seventy plus book and food lovers gathered at the library to hear from Jennifer Jordan on her newest book, Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods. Jennifer, who grew up in PG and is now a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, entertained and educated us with stories of how food and their associated memories shape and connect us. We all laughed when she told the story of the family green jello salad filled with pineapple and cottage cheese--laughed because every family has its equivalent requisite dish for family gatherings...
Beginning in 2008, a small group of volunteers, under the auspices of the Friends, began what is now called the “First Saturday Book Sale”. This event, with rare exception, is held the first Saturday of each month from 10am until 4pm in the arcade at the front of the library. Starting in April 2016, the Friends board begins active management of the Book Sale.
Sale books are almost exclusively donations made by library patrons. Book donations are made to the library throughout the month and processed by volunteers for resale. This includes evaluating the books, cleaning the books,...