Scholarship Award!

CONGRATULATIONS to Seth Bakke, our 2018 recipient of the Loretta Fox Memorial Scholarship.  Seth plans to leave his small town for big dreams in Los Angeles, where he will study the art of storytelling through Film and Television Production. Seth has had a passion for telling good stories and cinematography since he was young, and looks forward to sharing his memories, lessons, and imagination on theater screens in the future! 

We would love to host more library events! What would you like to see at your library, this year?


Are you an author that would like to give a talk? Is there an author you'd like us to invite for a talk?

Do you have a hobby or craft that you enjoy sharing with others? Would you like to lead a workshop to teach others?

Do you have knowledge or expertise about birding or nature? Would you give a workshop or seminar?

Send us a message!

More Events, Please!


Community Room Dedication!

Summer Storytime!

TUESDAYS at 10:30am

Mystery writers James Ziskin (left) and Terry Shames (right) had a lovely chat with some of their fans at the library.

Illustration by Dave Gano

This year's theme is "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" Pick up a reading log at your Calaveras County Library branch from June 1st to August 1st, and check out some great books to read. Keep track of your hours to win fabulous prizes!

The Murphys Volunteer Library serves our community with literature,

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


Volunteers Needed!

Murphys Library is planning a COMMUNITY BOOK SALE on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1, and would love to have your help:

DONATING BOOKS - Please consider donating books - of all kinds - in good condition for the sale.  Kris or Pat at the library can take in your donations during library hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am to 4pm. 

SORTING BOOKS - We expect the sorting process to take place on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28, at the library. Sorters are needed to go through the donations and separate the books into categories for easier sales.

DAYS OF/SALES - Volunteers are asked to spend two hour shifts - or longer - to collect money, straighten tables, etc.  Training will be provided.

Call the library at 728-3036 to sign up. Send any questions to or

Many thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Summer Reading Time!

The Shoemaker Community Room is dedicated in honor of Pam & Russ Shoemaker, for their decades of service with Murphys Volunteer Library. We thank them, very much!

  Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00-4:00