why join?

The Friends paid for a new computer needed by the Library staff in 2012 and in 2013 paid the first installment on the cost of redoing the Library's website. 

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 - Susan Sherman

Forty-six book lovers gathered on the evening of June 22 at the Pacific Grove Library to hear author Susan Sherman talk about her enthusiastically-reviewed novel, "If You Are There". The evening began with Stacey Wiens of the Library staff providing updates on the Library and its programs. Notable was news that renewal of the library has commenced, with the dual goal of restoring its original beauty and providing 21st century facilities. Then, Barbara Moore, chair of the Meet the Author Committee, introduced Susan Sherman. Sherman’s novel is set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries,...

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program at Pacific Grove Library has started! Young people ages 2-15 are invited to Build a Better World!
You can sign up any time before Monday, July 17. The program ends Monday, July 31.

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. So join the Reading Team! Prizes are awarded at 10, 20, 30, 
40 & 50 books, and for each 50 books after that. Library staff...

Stay in Touch, Steven!

The atmosphere at the Pacific Grove Library was bittersweet on Friday, May 12, as friends and associates celebrated Steven Silveria's retirement.  The Friends served up their usual elegant sweet and savory tidbits; the wine flowed; and the harpist played.  Tributes to Steven emphasized his vision for the Library's role in the community, expressed most clearly in the creation of the Library Renewal Project.  He leaves just as the project begins in earnest, but we know where he lives.  And, if we need sage advice, we'll be knocking.  Thank you, Steven.   

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