Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients!

Not pictured: A second award from County FOTL was presented by Nancy Giddens to Natalie Huddy at Bret Harte High School.

Murphys Library Spotlight:

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Antoinette May is our local author featured for June:



Reserve your seat NOW for Calaveras County FOTL Annual Meeting, including dinner at Historic Murphys Hotel: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, starting at 5pm. Space is limited!


Reservation forms will be available at Calaveras library branches, or download a copy, here. Mail y​our form with payment to:

Attn: Mary Hultgren

PO Box 702

​Murphys, CA 95247

Antoinette is a founder of the Gold Rush Writers Conference, and author of a number of titles - including fiction, biography, and historical novels.

Karen Medina is the 2017 recipient of the Loretta Fox Memorial Scholarship from Murphys Library. Karen is a graduate of Bret Harte High School, and lives in Copperopolis.


Karen will attend the University of California, Davis where she will continue her education as a biology major. At a young age, she became interested in pursuing a career within the medical field, and her desire of pursuing a medical career has further grown after taking several science and math courses throughout her high school experience. Learn more about Karen at Murphys Library website.

Friends of the Library

FOTL Annual Meeting!

Have you switched your music files to online streaming? Do you have music CDs that you no longer play? Would you donate these items to the library for general patron use?


Calaveras libraries have small collections of music CDs for patrons to borrow. The staff and volunteers are now starting to reorganize the CDs by genre to make browsing more convenient. We would also like to update and expand our selections.

Friends of the Library can help by donating your gently used CDs. All genres are needed, but we would especially like Country music, 60’s and 70’s Rock, and albums produced since 2005. Just drop them off at your nearest library. Your contributions are tremendously appreciated! Thank you!

West Point Library is having a Summer Reading party! Join us July 15th, from 2-4pm, for games, crafts, food, and FUN!  ​

Kids' Day at West Point Library!

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​Jackie Wietrick presents Violeta Contrera with a scholarship award from Calaveras County FOTL, at Calaveras High School. 

School may be out, but kids don't stop learning! It's time to participate in Summer Reading programs offered by your Calaveras libraries. Contact your local branch for more information about their program:


Angels Camp: Summer Reading will begin Wednesday, June 7, and will end the second week of August. This year’s theme is “Reading by Design” and we have some handouts and bags to go with that. To participate, kids just come in to the library and sign up. After that, when they read 5 books, they will receive a prize and their name in the window. At a date in mid-summer (TBD), we’ll have a Reader’s party at Utica Park, with snacks, treats, games, and music. More prizes will be given, including announcements for the top Readers. We’re also going to involve adults this summer with “Library BINGO”. We have the BINGO cards at the front desk and will be giving them out with check-outs. When a row is completed and the card is brought back in, the person’s name will go in a drawing for a nice grand prize.


Arnold: Summer Reading will begin June 13th and end July 29th. Our theme, "Reading by Design" is inspired by the creativity of authors, illustrators, builders, inventors, artists, architects, and everyone who makes our world a more interesting, livable, accessible, and beautiful place. For all summer readers, this year’s theme introduces big ideas and invites creative responses. Ready, set, go…..READ! Kids receive prizes for every five books read.


Murphys: For kids, teens, and adults - play Summer Reading BINGO and enter to win! BINGO cards will be available at the branch, or download a copy here - instructions, too; turn in your completed card during library hours (Tues - Sat, 11am - 4pm) between June 14th and Sept 1st. Cards with a complete BINGO (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line) will be entered to win a $30 gift certificate to Sustenance Books; and cards with all 24 squares completed (BLACKOUT) will be entered to win a brand new Kindle e-reader!


San Andreas: Our Summer Reading Camp will be daily, Tuesday June 27th to Friday June 30th, 2:30 - 4:30pm at the main library branch. Our theme is 'Making A Better World,' for kids graduating 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Join us for book talks, music, games, arts & crafts, snacks, prizes, book give-aways, and making new friends. Share your favorite books for a chance to 'Spin the Wheel' for a prize! Schedule:

​Tuesday - Games & Sports

Wednesday - Science 'Wait & See'

​Thursday - Construction 'Build A Thing'

​Friday - Storytelling, Puppets, and Last Day of Camp PARTY


Copperopolis:Family Summer Reading, "Build a Better World," begins June 27th and ends August 21st. For adults & teens, we have Bookshelf BINGO; for ages 6 - 12 we have Take-home Creativity Kits; and for ages 2 - 5, come talk, sing, read, play, and craft. Cool prizes will be given every week! Pick up your registration form at the library.


Mokelumne Hill: June 13 - 16 with prizes and a fixed up porch. Kids participate in the July 4th parade. Contact the branch for more information, 209-286-0507.


West Point: Kids' Day at the Library! July 15th, 2 - 4pm, with games, crafts, food, and FUN.

Help Build Your Library Music Collection!

Reading is the Cure for Summertime Blues...

<-- Left: Sue Rivera presented the first annual Angels Camp FOTL scholarship to Hannah Ellsworth, at Bret Harte High School