Donate gently used books and DVD’s  (Proceeds from the sale of these items are used to buy new books for the library system.  Many of the donations are added directly to the library collection)

Purchase books from our in-library book sales

Donate a magazine subscription to your local library

Read the most recent issue of the Calaveras County Friends of the Library newsletter  Winter 2014- click here

Sign up for the Sierra Hills Market and Angels Food Market Community Card  for application form, click here  (Enter Friends of the Library, Angles Camp Chapter  Group ID # 500042726 or Friends of the Calaveras County Library Group ID # 500044782 on the form.)

New - Community Card available for Marval Market -click here for application

Ask for a SaveMart Shares card at the Angels Camp Library (When you show this card at time of purchase a percent will be donated to the Angels Camp Library)

Drop off your used ink cartridges at your local library (These are sent to a company who pays the Friends per each cartridge)

Donate your CokeRewards Points   (These points can be used toward magazine subscriptions)

Donate items for Raffle baskets for our special events (wine, handicrafts, art, specialty food items, etc)   Proceeds from raffle ticket sales benefit the library book fund and adult tutoring program)

$$$ Cash donations are always welcome!  (Donations to Friends of the Library are tax deductible)

For more information on ways to help, call 754-6701        

April Love your Library Celebration

National Library Week will be celebrated April 13- 19th with the theme “Lives change @ your library.” In Calaveras County we will be celebrating our county library system during the entire month of April. As part of “Love your Library Month” we are holding a month long county-wide contest. Entry forms are available at each of our 8 library locations in Calaveras County.

The rules are simple: one entry per person. Just fill out your name and address and tell us why you Love your Library. We think the contest results will bear evidence to what we already know: the county libraries are important to you for many reasons. Those reasons include availability of computers; ability to use your wireless devices; free access to thousands of books and dvd’s; free tutoring in reading, math and computer use; children’s programs and meeting space. We know you love and appreciate your
library system.

Winners will be drawn at random. Prizes include a limo ride from Stagecoach Limousine; Sequoia Woods Country Club round of golf; gift certificates from OuterAisle in Murphys, Scooters Espresso and Smoothies, the San Andreas Library Book Sale Room, Sustenance Books, and other prizes donated by
local merchants and library lovers.

April is the perfect time to visit your local library, join the celebration and enter to win!

Bucks for Books Campaign

Imagine serving a population of 45,000 people and providing new books to them.  What if you could only provide 200 new books in one year to those 45,000 people?  That amounts to 16 new books a month or 2 new books a month for each library location in Calaveras.  That is the current reality facing the Calaveras County Library System, which will have less than $4,500 this fiscal year to spend on new library materials.  This compares with a more robust amount of $47,000 a few years ago. 

This budget reduction is especially difficult for our customers and staff because we have been operating for several years with a static budget while the demand for services increases.  It has been repeatedly demonstrated that people depend more on public libraries during an economic downturn.  They come to the libraries for resume, job interview and test exam information.  They research job opportunities and ways to expand income including small business opportunities. They look for self-sufficiency information – gardening, cooking, canning, auto repair, fix-it.  And they use the library for free alternatives for entertainment – books on CD, DVD’s and light reading.  Once a library falls behind in collection development it is difficult to recover.

 The Friends of the Calaveras County Library are seeking your help: 

  • Donate gently used NEW books which could be added to the library collection or sold by Friends of the Library.
  • Provide cash donations to help guarantee the continued vitality and quality of the Calaveras County Library collection.  Please give generously.  Donations to the Book Fund /Friends of the Library are tax deductible.
  • Support the ongoing book sales at Angels Camp, Arnold, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas and Valley Springs Libraries.

For additional information contact County Librarian Maurie Hoekstra at 754-6701 or

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