Since budget cuts in 2008, Calaveras County libraries have been doing more with less, as demand for library services has increased. Your tax-deductible contributions have enabled Friends of the Library to:

  • Provide valuable support to the Calaveras Adult Tutoring Program
  • Provide improvements to library facilities - such as signage, shelving, and furniture
  • Provide for special programs - such as Summer Reading Programs and Children’s Storytime
  • Enhance the county library collection with purchases of new materials
  • Provide new technology - including wireless Internet at all locations

Some ways you can help!

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  • Recycle

Friends of the Library collects used printer ink cartridges and sends them for reimbursement. Just bring your used ink cartridges to your local library branch.

What can you do to support your libraries?

  • Shop, Shop, Shop!

Sign up for a Community Card with Sierra Hills Market (Murphys), Angels Food Market (Angels Camp), or Mar-Val (Valley Springs). Fill out a form at any location to register, and designate ‘Friends of the Calaveras County Library’ as your beneficiary. Then just show your card every time you shop!

Shop online using Amazon Smile. Select ‘Friends of the Calaveras County Library’ as your charity to support, and contribute automatically with every order - no extra cost to you.

  • Give Materials

Donate gently used books and DVDs at your local branch. Proceeds from the sale of used materials helps Friends of the Library to buy new titles for your libraries. Many donations are also added directly to the library collection. Don’t forget to shop our shelves for your next good read!

Donate a magazine or newspaper subscription to your local branch. Help your library build its periodical resources! If you have Coke Rewards, those may also be donated towards magazine subscription purchases.

Donate items (such as wine, handcrafts, art, specialty foods, etc.) for gift baskets to be raffled at special events. Friends of the Library have raised funds over the years through events such as wine tastings, fashion shows, home tours, melodramas, trivia bees, spaghetti dinners, and much more... Proceeds from raffle ticket sales benefit the library book fund and adult tutoring program.

  • Monetary Donations

Cash donations are always welcome, and tax deductible! Past donations have resulted in $800 worth of children’s books from a Scholastic Fair, $2000 specifically for the purchase of new mystery titles, and $200 for materials to help aspiring writers. We greatly appreciate every penny given to improve our libraries!

You could also choose to make a memorial contribution, or contribution in honor of a special person or occasion.

Or, you might remember the Friends in your estate planning - name Friends of the Calaveras County Library in your will or charitable trust, or list us as a beneficiary on an insurance policy. More options to consider include charitable gifts of stocks, bonds, shares in mutual funds and other investment securities.