Support Summer Reading!

Help engage kids through the 2019 Summer Reading Program

It’s Showtime at your Library!

Donate November 8–December 31, 2018 with matching funds through



Donate Online

Donate By Mail
The Community Foundation for Monterey County, Attn: MCGives!
2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Make checks payable to the Community Foundation for Monterey County and write Friends of the Monterey Public Library in the note field.

Call (831) 646-5602

Children who read 2-3 hours per week over the summer score higher in reading, math and reasoning skills when they return to school. That’s what the research shows. Monterey Public Library keeps children’s minds active and engaged while they are out of school by offering reading incentives and free creative learning opportunities throughout the summer. Your support makes this possible. This year’s theme, “It’s Showtime at Your Library!” encourages readers of all ages to explore their imaginations and express their creativity. Through acting, writing, art and film production, Monterey Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will give kids the tools they need to share their stories, connect with each other, and return to school ready to shine..