• 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

Central Space

The Library is open at 542 Lighthouse Ave.

The Library is open!

Tuesday - Thursay 10am - 6pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm

Sidewalk Holds Pick Up only
Monday 3pm - 6pm

360° Virtual Tour

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
St. Mary's Church

If your bookshelves are looking empty, or your “must read” list growing short - never fear! Visit St. Mary's Church from 10 am until 4 pm Saturday, February 5 to find wonderful buys in books, puzzles, CDs and more.

Please note: St. Mary's currently requires proof of vaccination to enter their campus.

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Monday, June 13, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Personal  Librarian book cover

This month's book: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Murray

The Friends of the Pacific Grove Library book club:

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Monday, July 11, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Single Thread book cover

This month's book: A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

The Friends of the Pacific Grove Library book club:

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News From the PG Library Friends

Winter 2022 Newsletter

Read the Friends' Winter Newsletter here

Newsletter Highlights:

Monterey County Gives! raised more than $40,000 for the PG Pop-Up Library!
Discover & Explore the Library’s Local History Collection
President’s Message
National Library Week, April 3 - 9
Welcome Noreen Nance, Foundation President
Hello and Goodbye to Friends’ Board Members
Dine Out at Max’s Grill on March 30

National Library Week April 3-9, 2022

Since 1958, the American Library Association has sponsored National Library Week to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and dedicated library professionals and to promote library use and support. Thank you to Library Director Diana Godwin and all the PGPL staff!

Friday, April 1 - Barbara Mossberg, 5:30-7:30 pm

Friday, April 8 - Sea Scribes Calligraphy Guild - Gallery opening reception and poetry reading by Patrick Flanigan, 5:30-7:30 pm

Saturday, April 9 - Barbara Mossberg, memoir writing seminar, 9 am-4 pm

Saturday, April 16 - Patrice Vecchione, 3-5 pm

Friday, April 22 - Daniel Summerhill, Monterey County's first Poet Laureate, 5:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 26 - Teen Poetry event, 3:30-5 pm

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