​* Wednesday, October 18th, 2017. *​​

5pm: Join us for dinner at the Historic Murphys Hotel, where Murphys Volunteer Library is happy to host the Annual Meeting for our County Friends of the Library. Hear from your County Librarian, Nancy Giddens, and others.

Cost is just $35 per person. ​Reservation forms available at Calaveras library branches, or download here. Seats are limited! Mail your reservation with payment to:

Attn: Mary Hultgren

PO Box 702

Murphys, CA 95247

Congratulations to Karen Medina!

​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!

* Wednesday, October 18th, 2017. *

1pm: You are invited to attend a FREE event at the library, featuring Todd Borg - author of the Tahoe series of Mystery books.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited and you must have a ticket! Contact Librarian Kris to reserve your seat. 

Save the Date!

Summer Reading!

The Murphys Volunteer Library serves our community with literature,

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

August 2017

Tuesday the 1st - Music Makers! 

Tuesday the 8th - Nature Explorers!

Tuesday the 15th - Dinosaur Day!

Tuesday the 22nd - Family Read 'n Share!

Tuesday the 29th - Zoo Explorers!

Summer Storytime Fun!

Family FUN


Our featured author for August is Glenn Wasson!  Click the menu link (under Home) to learn more about this local author.

Meet Your MVL Board Members!

Illustration by Dave Gano

Back row L-R: Ted Morgan (Treasurer); Karen Gilmore (Computer Class leader); Dennis Griffin (President); Pam Shoemaker (Emeritus); Mary Hultgren (Vice President).

​Front row L-R: Amber Rack (Webmaster); Andrea Schoen (Secretary); Margo Mohn (Book Club leader).

  Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00-4:00  

Librarian Kris has planned a summer full of fun themes for Storytime - join the fun on Tuesdays at 10:30am!


Karen is the 2017 recipient of the Loretta Fox Memorial Scholarship from MVL. She 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. With the opportunity of enhancing her knowledge and acquiring a new set of skills, Karen looks forward to attending college in the fall of 2017 as it brings her a step closer toward achieving her goals.