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PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Pet Food for Fines through July 31

During July, donate one can of dog or cat food (please no bagged food) at the checkout desk and we’ll erase $1.00 of your fines. All donations will be given to Salinas Animal Services. For more information call us at 624-4629

eBook Help
Sat, August 2, from 1-3 pm or Wed, August 6, 5-7 pm

Kindle eReaderReference Room of the Main Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel

The library offers drop-in assistance with downloadable eBooks, audiobooks 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

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, August 7, 11am - 4 pm: Member's Presale (join for $10 at the door)
Friday and Saturday, August 8 and 9, 10am - 4 pm: Public Sale

Sale held at Carmel Mission's Junipero Serra School Gymnasium on Rio Road. Close to 10,000 books, videos and audiobooks are available. Proceeds go to the library.

 Donations can be dropped off 10 - noon Tuesdays at the Sunset Center on the lower level, 10th Ave. & San Carlos St. Volunteers are needed to help collect, sort and price donated materials. For information, call 224-4663.

GamesTeen Game Day
Saturday, August 23, 1-4 pm

Teen Lounge at the Main Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Board games, Wii, snacks, and door prizes! Bring your friends!

ZinioLearn to Download Movies, TV Shows, Music, Audiobooks and Magazines
Saturday, August 30, 11 am- noon

hooplaReference Room, Main Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
Zinio (downloadable magazines), and hoopla (streaming video, audiobooks, and music) are our two newest services.  Come learn how to use them on your tablet, phone, or computer.

New Resources: Chilton Library, and Author Alerts

Chilton Library
Chilton Library is online auto repair library, offering the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.


Author alertsAuthor Alerts let you get notified by email or text message when the Library orders new titles by your favorite authors or performers!

All you need for any of these resources is your library card and PIN. For more information on our new resources, call the reference desk (831) 624-7323.

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