"The Monterey Public Library has made a profound difference in the quality of life in our community. Since its founding in 1849 as California's first public library, it has excelled in providing free and open access in information, education, our history, self improvement, and entertainment.
Today, a skilled, dedicated and caring staff makes all feel welcome, inspires them to be seekers of knowledge, and helps them improve their lives and the community. I've made a great investment, one that will pay dividends for future generations.
Will you join me?"
Mary Ann Kane, Monterey Public Library Legacy Donor
california's first public library established 1849
the monterey public library means many things TO Many People.
It's a place of learning, a pathway to literacy and employment, a stepping-stone for educational success, and a community gathering place with a warm welcome for all.
WITH MORE THAN 1000 DAILY VISITORS our Library performs a critical function by providing a wide range of services to people of all ages, without regard to economic circumstance.
JOIN THE MONTEREY PUBLIC LIBRARY LEGACY SOCIETY
The Monterey Public Library needs public support to ensure that this historic and dynamic institution can continue its long and proud service into the future.
Create a lasting legacy and make sure that Library programs and services are there for future generations, regardless of economic circumstances - forever.
Gifts from wills and living trusts
Gifts of assets that return lifetime income such as charitable remainder trusts
Beneficiary designations in retirement accounts, savings accounts and insurance policies
Gift of real estate
Charitable gift annuities