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Teen Read Week

Friends of Libraries Week: Oct 16 - 22

Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October (the same week as Columbus Day). Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. 


​Teens in Calaveras may enjoy picking up a copy of 'The Reader' - a new young adult novel by local author Traci Chee. Check with your library for availability of this popular title!

The Murphys Volunteer Library serves our community with literature,

audio books, DVDs, free wifi, meeting space, and dynamic programming.

Festival & Holiday Hours:

The Zip Books program has been continued for another year! How it works:

  1. Visit the Calaveras county library website. (Or ask at your local library!)
  2. Search the catalog for a book you'd like, and verify that it is not already in our system.​ (Or ask your librarian!)
  3. Fill out the online form to request the title (select 'Purchase Request).
  4. The book will be sent directly to you from Amazon. (It is not a gift!)
  5. Enjoy the book, and return it to your library within three weeks.
  6. Once you return the book, you may request another...

Good News!

Illustration by Dave Gano

Friends of Libraries have their very own week of national celebration! Murphys Volunteer Library would like to thank all our friends - staff, volunteers, and patrons alike - for your continued support. Your generous donations help keep our library a vibrant and active part of the local community. 

Murphys Volunteer Library will be CLOSED Saturday, October 1st for Grapestomp and the Gold Rush Faire. 


​Murphys Volunteer Library will be CLOSED Saturday, October 8th for Columbus Day weekend.