• Mayor Bill Peake, Mayor Pro Tempore Robert Huitt, past Mayor Bill Kampe.
    Photo credit: Donna M. Martin 2019

  • Past Friends and Foundation President Judy Archibald, past Library Director Bobbie Morrison.
    Photo credit: Donna M. Martin 2019

  • Friends Board Director Stephanie Herrick, Steve Mehay.
    Photo credit: Donna M. Martin 2019

  • Pacific Grove Public Library Interim Director Diana Godwin, past Foundation President Barbara Moore, past Library and Information Services Director Steven Silveria. Photo credit: Donna M. Martin 2019

  • Friends Board Directors Abby Pfeiffer and Peggy Hansen.
    Photo credit: Donna M. Martin 2019

  • 2019 Annual Meeting Speaker Sharon Randall

  • Mayor Bill Peake, Friends President Kim Bui, Foundation President Mary Ann Whitten sign 2019 Library Renewal Project funding agreement 

  • 2018 Secret Garden Party fundraiser for Library Renewal Project

  • 2018 Friends holiday booksale volunteers Carolyn Griffin, Sheila Baldridge, Friends Vice President Linda Pagnella (aka Mrs. Claus)

  • Mayor Bill Peake & Sharon Randall join the 2019 Friends Board (l-r Diane Grindol, Peggy Hansen, Shirley Peake, Kim Bui, Linda Pagnella, Stephanie Herrick, Abby Pfeiffer, Sonja Millinga, Judy Wills, Dennis Mar)

  • 2019 Friends rainy day booksale in the Library

  • 2018 Friends author program 

  • 2018 Birthday celebration for Pacific Grove Public Library.
    Photo credit: Diane Grindol

  • Happy 110th birthday, Pacific Grove Public Library!
    Photo credit: Diane Grindol

  • 2017 Friends author program with Steve Hauk.
    Photo credit: Diane Grindol

  • 2016 “Love your Library” hearts fundraiser

  • 2015 Friends fundraiser volunteers 

  • 2015 Friends Board Director Camille Liscinsky, Treasurer Judy Wills

  • 2015 Friends Board Director Camille Liscinsky promotes the Friends during “National Friends of the Library Week”

  • 2016 Pacific Grove Public Library Friends and Foundation Board Directors

  • 2014 Friends fundraising event

  • 2015 Friends author program with Stephen R. Palumbi, PhD

New Chapter for the Friends & Foundation

On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to announce the launch of the Pacific Grove Public Library Friends and Foundation, following an overwhelmingly affirmative vote of the Friends membership.
The Friends and Foundation are now together in one organization, stronger than ever, combining assets, creating opportunities, and maximizing support for the PG Library.
The Board and I are committed to recognizing our supporters, the value of funding immediate needs and making long-term investments to ensure a successful and thriving library for Pacific Grove.
We’ll have more information to share in our October newsletter, at our annual meeting next January and through our revamped website in 2023.
Stay tuned and thank you for your support!
Kim Bui

Look for updated information on this site soon.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 11:30am to 9:00pm
Dine Out with Friends table and chairs

Wednesday, September 27
Open for lunch or dinner
11:30 am to 9:00 pm 

Dine-in or take-out
170 Forest Ave. (cross street: Lighthouse Ave.)
(831) 373-6892

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Monday, October 9, 2023 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
A Dangerous Business by Jane Smiley cover image

This month's book: A Dangerous Business by Jane Smiley

The Friends of the Pacific...

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Monday, November 13, 2023 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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This month's book: The Perfumist of Paris by Alka Joshi

The Friends of the Pacific Grove...

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News From the PG Library Friends

2023 Spring Newsletter Page 1

Read the Friends and Foundation Spring Newsletter here.

Newsletter Contents:

President’s Message 1
Annual Meeting 2
Dine Out Restaurants 2
Spring Membership Renewal 3
Upcoming Library Events 4
MOVe Update 4
Book Store News 5
Leave a Legacy Gift 5
Pacific Grove Books 6
New and Renewing Members 7
Donations to the Friends and Foundation 8-9
Library Quilt—Last Chance! 10


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We start the year with the outstanding news that our Monterey County Gives! donation total was $37,455!  We are so grateful for the contributions from 187 generous donors.  These funds will support teen Library services for years to come – programs, books, materials and resources.

Kim Bui, President
PGPL Friends and Foundation

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