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Until Dec. 31, 2017, you can make your tax-deductible donation to the Library via the Monterey County Gives website here.

All donations through this site will be partially matchedwhich will help us tremendously! As to why your support is more important than ever, please continue reading below….

The collapsed bridge at Pfeiffer Canyon cut us off from our four primary sources of income: daily donations, book sales, events, and rentals for seven months. This loss of income, which has exceeded $80,000, represents a serious financial blow to an operation our size. Unfortunately, insurance does not cover this loss.

Henry Miller Library
48603 Highway One
Big Sur CA 93920
831-667-2574

The bridge is being re-built quickly and this is good news but a mixed blessing for those who have been able to enjoy the quiet coast these past several month. This includes all those who took the chance of using the Pfeiffer Canyon Trail and get ‘onto the island’ during this time.

It is of course inevitable, and necessary for the economy, to have the bridge finished and the highway at Mud Creek opened up as soon as possible, but the sentiment regarding the coast, and its greatest appeal to most people, is one that is important to recognize. It is ‘the earth as the creator intended it to look’ and not a place that can be overused by an ever growing amount of people.

This period, during which so many have truly enjoyed Big Sur, brought awareness to this challenge. Let’s make sure we continue in our search for a balance between preservation/restoration and economy/tourism. At the HM Library we will do what we can to keep information and literature on these subjects available at all times as well as continue to support, and do our own research into the history of, land conservation efforts on the Big Sur coast. Your support helps.

Your support also helps us to curate concerts, workshops, community events, and fund our capital improvement work, which includes building a new water system, creating ADA-compliant bathrooms, and developing a new parking plan.

Join the Digest* at $ 2.00 or $10/month
* news special deals and a great way to support our work.

Henry Miller Library
48603 Highway One
Big Sur CA 93920
831-667-2574

 

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The Library A-Team (anno 2014) says THANKS for your support!