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Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2021

Friends of the Salinas Public Library (FOSPL)

Mission

Mission: The Friends of the Salinas Public Library (FOSPL) is a non-profit public benefit organization of volunteers providing financial contributions to the City of Salinas Library System. FOSPL funds programs and purchases not within the library budget. FOSPL also works to create public awareness of and community support for the library and its literacy programs.

The Big Idea

Books in the home are essential for preparing children for a lifetime of success, so Friends of the Salinas Public Library’s Big Idea helps families establish their child’s first library. With the Books at Birth Year (BABY) program, families who participate in the Salinas Public Library’s early literacy programs, like Story Times and child-parent playgroups, will be invited to choose six free books throughout their baby’s first year.

"All the services the library has been providing through this pandemic have really been great. The library has been a huge support in our children's education"

- Angela R

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.