Traci Chee is our local author featured for July:
Join Copperopolis FOTL for a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, August 21st 8:45 - 11:45am, at Tulloch Lake Plaza (by True Value). FREE viewing glasses for the first 100 participants, and learning activities for kids!
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 your form with payment to:
Attn: Mary Hultgren
PO Box 702
Murphys, CA 95247
Her next book in this series will be available in November, 2017.
FOTL Annual Meeting!
Saturday, June 22nd, 9am - 2pm at San Andreas Library:
Find great deals on books and more at our community yard sale, benefiting San Andreas FOTL.
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!
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.
Reading is the Cure for Summertime Blues...
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.
Building A Better World!
Back by popular demand, Linda Trudeau is offering two Genealogy Workshops at Arnold Library.
August 15th at 11am, "What We Save and Why We Save it" will discuss the pieces of our lives we carry with us, and how we use them.
August 22nd at 11am, "DNA Basics and Follow the Leads" will discuss what we can learn, how we can connect, and why we would do it!
Space is limited - call the branch at 795-1009 to reserve your seat!
Genealogy at Arnold Library!
Jackie Wietrick presents Violeta Contrera with a scholarship award from Calaveras County FOTL, at Calaveras High School.
Traci's debut novel, "The Reader," is a New York Times Bestseller, and finalist for the esteemed Kirkus prize.
<-- Left: Sue Rivera presented the first annual Angels Camp FOTL scholarship to Hannah Ellsworth, at Bret Harte High School
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Friends of the Library
Not pictured: A second award from County FOTL was presented by Nancy Giddens to Natalie Huddy at Bret Harte High School.
Kids at San Andreas Summer Reading Camp invented 3-stage simple machines to pop a balloon .
Creative solutions involved pulleys, levers, a Pin-car, and a Killer Duck!
Pictured: Caden, Jaden, Marilyn, and Scarlett.
Murphys Library Spotlight:
Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients!