Book Sale
the library's main entrance
Blooming roses frame the library's main entrance


The mission of the Friends of the Carpinteria Library is to support the library in meeting the needs of the Carpinteria community. Our library is in the middle of town and in so many ways it's our town center as well.

Help us help the library. We all benefit!

Librarian Tara O'Reilly
Librarian Tara O'Reilly
Karen Browdy

Art on the Walls

Featured Artist: Karen Browdy

Through the end of January 2015

Enjoy the art of a fellow Carpinterian when you visit our Used Book Store (on Carpinteria Avenue next to the Carpinteria Library).

Suzanne Landry

See PHOTOS from our Annual Meeting

Everyone enjoyed a delightful meal prepared with locally grown produce by fresh food chef and wellness educator Suzanne Landry.


The Multi-Purpose Room is Complete!

The Celebratory Open House Was Sept 21, 2013

Learn more about the multi-purpose room.

After nearly 15 years, our popular
multi-purpose room has gotten some much needed attention. The space was repainted, complete with inspiring quotes and murals for our young Carpinterians after-school activities. And, best of all, the Hearing Loop System has been installed! Now all of our hearing impaired citizens and friends Hearing Loop System will be able to easily hear at all events held in this room.

Learn more about the Hearing Loop System.


Tara O'Reilly

Our wonderful librarian reading aloud to a rapt audience in the children's room.

Tara O'Reilly