Friends of Carmel Valley Library
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The Friends of Carmel Valley Library, a 501c3 non-profit founded in 1980, is supported by donations from the community.
It is dedicated to adding to the library’s collection and programs, as well as contributing to facility enhancements.

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The branch is now open five days a week

Notices

‘The Nickel Boys’ by Colson Whitehead

This Pulitzer Prize-winning follow up to The Underground Railroad is based on the real story of the Dozier reform school that operated for 111 years and damaged the lives of thousands of children in Jim Crow-era Florida. The novel dramatizes a shocking...

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‘The Secret Scripture’ by Sebastian Barry

When she was a young woman, Roseanne McNulty was one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland. Now, she is a patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital, and nearing her hundredth year. As the story of Roseanne’s life unfolds,...

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‘The Red Notebook’ by Antoine Laurain

I suddenly remembered this wonderful little mystery and love story (not mushy!) while looking through my bookshelves. It’s a quick read but uplifting, and beautifully written. Laurent is a middle-aged bookseller in Paris who finds an abandoned handbag on...

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