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Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Holiday Closures

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What's New?

The Library will be closed November 27 - 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Star LibrariesHarrison Memorial Library Named a 4 Star Library by Library Journal!

We are very pleased to announce our 4 star rating in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. The LJ Index is a measurement tool that compares U.S. public libraries with their peers. Stars are awarded based on number of visits, circulation, public access computer use, and program attendance. It is quite an honor to be selected.  Thank you to our patrons, staff and supporters for making us an outstanding library.


eReadereBook Help
Wednesday, Dec 3, 5-7 pm
Saturday, Dec 6, 1-3 pm

Reference Room of the Main Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel

The library offers drop-in assistance with downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and films. 

Be prepared with your:

  • device
  • library card number and PIN
  • Amazon account login and password, if using a Kindle or Kindle app
  • Apple ID and password, if using an iPad, iPod or iPhone
Questions? Call (831) 624-7323.

Carmel moviesLocal History Lecture Series
Films Made in Carmel
Tuesday, Dec 9, 7 pm

Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, Mission between 8th & 10th., Carmel

Doug Lumsden, owner of Monterey Movie Tours will talk about the many films made in Carmel. See a list here of the movies the library has filmed in Carmel, Big Sur, and Pebble Beach.

$10 suggested contribution. Questions? Call (831) 624-2811.


What's New for Kids?

Baby and Toddler Storytime   
Every Wed, 10 am

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

You and your baby or toddler will hear short stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays and rhymes, and have fun. Afterward, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace.

For more information call us at 624-4664

Drawing Class With Dante Rondo
Fri, Nov. 21, 3:15-4:30 pm

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Explore just how much you can get into your black and white drawings using graphite pencils on paper. Expand your abilities in using shading, tone and contrast to make more expressive and masterful art. All art supplies will be provided. Ages 9-14.

Please pre-register by calling 624-4664.

After School is Cool Craft Time
Tuesday Dec. 2, 3:30-4:30 pm

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Make your own gingerbread house picture frame magnet with Miss Pat. Ages 5-9.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

Family Fun - Puppet Show!
Saturday Dec. 6, 1:30 pm

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Join us for a holiday version of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" with PuppetArt Theatre. Fun for the whole family.

For more information call us at 624-4664.

Holiday Pop-up Card
Thursday Dec. 11, 3:15-4:30 pm

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Make your own holiday pop-up card with Miss Ellen. Ages 9-14.

Pre-register by calling 624-4664.

Musical Storytime for babies and toddlers
Wednesday Dec. 17, 10 am

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth Street

Miss Stephanie Brown of Music Together will be bringing her violin for a musical storytime.

For more events see our calendar.

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