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  • Pacific Grove Public Library Circulation Desk, courtesy Shelley Nemeth
    Circulation Desk
    Photo: Shelley Nemeth
  • PG Public Library Exterior Back, photo courtesy Peter Monteforte
    PG Public Library exterior back
    Photo: Peter Monteforte
  • Library Interior
    Library Interior
    Photo: Shelley Nemeth
  • Pacific Grove Public Library Interior
    Pacific Grove Public Library interior
    Photo: Shelley Nemeth

library staff members group photo

It has been so rewarding for the Library staff to see our patrons return for holds pickup! All the hard work of moving back into the library has paid out seeing those smiling (masked!) faces and hearing encouraging words.

We have volunteers in the library again and we are looking forward to adding days and hours when we can. We trust that the closer peek into the renewed library has been worth the wait!

These last months have challenged us on so many levels. I wanted to share some of the things that staff have said inspire them and keep them motivated:

  • Spending time with family, watching children grow and learn.
  • Having patience with the new ways businesses are doing things.
  • Long walks, watching the sun come up over Mt. Toro and go down over the Pacific.
  • Seeing the children engage on Zoom Preschool and Crafternoon
  • Knowing that the library is HERE! We are providing service to our community even though we are separated. Our connection is real and relevant.

We thank our community for the patience and support they have shown us over this past year.

Staff are available and committed to serving you remotely by email,, or by phone, (831) 648-5760, whenever our doors are not open. We hope that you will continue to call us, we’re here to serve you.

Library News

Want an assortment of items, but don't know exactly which titles you want? Get a grab bag! Call or email us with your genre and/or format preference and we'll pick 5-10 items for you!

Want an assortment of items, but aren't sure exactly which titles you want? We can create a grab bag for you with 5 to 10 items! Just tell us your... Read more

JobNow and VetNow programs offer free online expert help for job seekers, veterans and their families.

The Pacific Grove Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow™ through the California State Library. This versatile online service supports job seekers, veterans, and their families... Read more

Holds pick up begins October 21! Mondays 3-6, Wednesdays 10-1. Need help placing holds? Call 831-648-5760 and we will be happy to assist you! Looking forward to seeing your smiling eyes and masked faces!

Hello PGPL patrons! We are excited to announce holds pick up at our beautifully renewed library! This service will be available on Mondays from 3pm to 6pm and Wednesdays from 10am... Read more

Upcoming Events

Summer Reading Book Prize Pick Up
Nov 30 2020-3:00 pm

Calling all Summer Reading Program Readers!

It's time to claim your prize.

Please come to the PG Library's... Read more

Dec 1 2020-11:00 am

Please join the fun of storytime live via Zoom!

Miss Mary and Barnaby Bear will be reading... Read more

Live Zoom Baby
Dec 3 2020-11:00 am

Baby Rhyme will be Live via Zoom from 11:00am-11:30am.

Please join us for songs, rhymes, stories and play.... Read more

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