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Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation


The Monterey Public Library Friends & Foundation exists: to establish closer relations between Monterey Public Library and the people it serves; to promote informed interest in the function, resources, services, and needs of the Library; to confer with the Board of Library Trustees (who are appointed by the City Council of the City of Monterey) and the staff of the Library on matters relating to the welfare of the Library; to stimulate gifts and bequests for the benefit of the Library; and to support the development of programs for the extension and improvement of the Library's services and resources consistent with the Library's missions and goals.

The Big Idea

The Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation sees beyond the traditional literacy role of a public library. To meet the needs of a community emerging from a pandemic, this nonprofit is launching The Resilience Project. This Big Idea will work with existing community agencies (such as Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and the Ohana Center) to offer free access to expert techniques and learning opportunities to build better social and emotional health for families. The Resilience Project will offer programs for caregivers, activities for kids designed to build confidence, opportunities for teens to foster connections and more.

"Wait, what? People that don't think libraries are important? Give me names!"

- Elijah Langford

Attention Monterey County Nonprofits

Monterey County Gives! launches November 10th, 2022.

The RFP for 2022 is now closed.