Library Locations and Hours

Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Holiday Closures

Events Calendar

Thanksgiving holiday closure:
Wednesday, November 25, at 6 pm, & all day November 26 and 27. The library reopens Saturday, November 28, at 1 pm.

We Are One of America's Star Libraries

According to the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, we rank as one of America's Star Libraries again for 2015. The LJ Index is a measurement tool that compares U.S. public libraries with their spending peers based on four per capita output measures: circulation, library visits, program attendance, and public Internet computer use.  We are proud to be recognized as one of the Star Libraries.  Thank you to all our library patrons for loving and using your library so much!

Upcoming Programs

eBook Help
Overdrivedrop in anytime on Saturday, December 5, 1-3 pm

The library offers assistance with all of our digital resources- eBooks, audiobooks, music, magazines and movies. 

Be prepared with your:

  • device
  • device login and password
  • library card number and PIN

Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323

Community Night With the LibraryDr. Wendy Mogel photo
Hiking Pinnacles National Park
Wednesday, December 16, 7 pm

Presented by authors & travel writers, Linda & David Mullally.
Join the Mullallys who have co-authored five hiking guides and have been sharing information about hiking adventures for more than thirty years.
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811


What's New for Kids?

Baby and Toddler Storytime
Every Wednesday, 10 am

Miss GracePark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

Hear stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays and rhymes, and have fun. Afterward, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace. Weekly, September through May. 

For more information call us at 624-4664.


After School is Cool Craft Time
TuesdOrnamentay, Dec. 1 from 3:30-4:30

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Make your very own holiday ornament. Join Miss Pat for a fun craft time. This program is for ages 5-9 years old, and all materials are supplied by the library.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


Musical Storytime with Miss Stephanie Brown
Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10am

Stephanie BrownPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Join Miss Stephanie Brown of Music Together for a lively musical storytime. Miss Stephanie will be playing her violin!

For more information call us at 624-4664.


Drawing with Dante Rondo
FridDante Rondoay, Dec. 4 at 10am

Park Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

Come and explore drawing and pastels. Expand your abilities using pastels as an art medium. All materials and instruction are provided by the library. This program is for ages 9-14 years old.

Please pre-register by calling us at 624-4664.


Visit with Santa Claus!
Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 10am

Santa ClausPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

We will have some stories for Babies and Toddlers, then have a very special visit with Santa Claus.

For more information call us at 624-4664.


New Library Resources Rosetta Stone

We have exciting new library resources.  Many of you have asked for Rosetta Stone, and now we have it!  Rosetta Stone is an online language learning resource, where you are immersed in the new language.  There are 30 languages available, including English as a Second Language. 

FlipsterWe also have a new digital magazine resource- Flipster.  Flipster has 36 magazines you can read on your computer, tablet, or phone.  You can stream the magazines, or download them to take on your next trip.

NextReads newsletters logoYou can now subscribe to NextReads newsletters.  You can get newsletters delivered to your email monthly or bi-monthly.  Choose your favorite genre- or as many as you want! 

While we're on the subject of books, did you know you can sign up for Author Alerts?  You can get a text or email, your choice, whenever the Library adds a new book by your favorite author. 

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