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"Pieces... A Community Healing Art Project"

Summer is Here!

For every book a child reads, or every book read to a child, they earn a raffle ticket entered to win a brand new Kindle!

Illustration by Dave Gano

Artist Robin Modlin constructs the "Pieces" memorial wall.

Are you ready to READ? Sign up for the Summer Reading Program at Murphys Library in June, July, and August.

The Murphys Volunteer Library serves our community with literature,

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

Kids ages 3 -16 participating in the Summer Reading Program are eligible to enter for a chance to win a $500 college savings account with ScholarShare (California's 529 College Savings Plan). Forty (40) future scholars will be randomly selected to win - and their libraries win $500, too! Enter online between June 1st and August 1st at www.ScholarShare.com/Summer

Murphys Volunteer Library is proud to display a selection from this public art installation, endorsed by the Calaveras County Arts Council. Murphys artist Robin Modlin is leading the creation of a mosaic wall or monument in honor of Butte Fire victims, to help in the healing process for their community. The exhibit uses donated pieces collected from the rubble of the fire.

This program has been a valuable source of funding for new materials in Calaveras County libraries. Sadly, it is being discontinued at the end of August, 2016. We encourage our patrons to make use of these funds before the program ends! How it works:


  1. Submit a request form for the library to obtain a title not already in our catalog (mark the box for “purchase request”).
  2. The book will be delivered directly to you! When you are done enjoying the book, return it to your local Calaveras library branch.
  3. Order another book before August 31st...

Reading for the WIN!

Have you heard about Zip Books??

Zip Books is a statewide project of the California State Library and Califa, funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

For the month of July, different "pieces" will be shown at Murphys, Arnold, and Mokelumne Hill libraries, as well as the Art on Main gallery in Murphys. It will then move to the Calaveras County Arts Council Gallery in San Andreas on August 1st. The finished memorial will be presented in a ceremony starting at 10am on Saturday, September 10th, at Mountain Ranch Community Park.