Friends of the Library

Friends of the Castroville Public Library

Upcoming Friends Events



Author Reading and Book Signing
September 15, 217 @ 6:30pm



Join us as we host local author Shaw Settle, and welcome her sophomore novel, Trust Me.

A young adult book about sixteen-year-old Ann Kasey a street kid who suddenly finds herself the focus of an eccentric, playboy multi-millionaire; Ann finds herself not only struggling to stay alive, but now grappling with his world too. Can she keep her past a secret as it haunts every decision she make sand threatens to destroy her?

Join us for a reading of excerpts from Trust Me, a Q&A session with the author, purchase a copy and have your book signed by the author, and learn about the process of writing. Refreshments will be served.     

Vision Statement


The Friends of the Castroville Public Library envision a thriving, sustainable library, accessible to all, and dedicated to preserving the past and discovering the future.  


Mission Statement


The Friends of the Castroville Public Library is formed exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes as specified in Sec. 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended. These purposes are:
  • To cultivate and maintain membership of individuals and businesses supportive of the Castroville Public Library (hereinafter referred to as "the CPL");
  • To support and cooperate with the CPL in developing, maintaining, and enhancing facilities, resources, and services for the public;
  • To encourage gifts, endowments, memorials and bequests for the benefit of the CPL;
  • To focus public attention on the CPL in order to stimulate the use of its facilities, resources and services. 


Perpetual Book Sale News

The Friends of Library host a perpetual book sale at the Library. Browse the book cart at the CPL front door and for the bookshelf near the circulation desk.  
Available for Purchase:
  • Paperbacks for 25¢ each or 5 for $1
  • Hardbacks are $1 

  • 2017 Page-A-Day Book Lover's Calendars ow on SALE for $5
100% of profits go to Friends of the Library

Little FREE Library Project


The Friends of the Library are working to place Little Free Libraries throughout the community. A Little Free Library is a small box where people can "leave a book, take a book." If you are interested in having a Little Free Library placed at your business or residence, please contact us. We currently have one LFL at the prayer garden at the First Baptist Church. Go visit!