A big THANK YOU  to our eScrip supporters for contributing more than $1200 to Murphys Library in 2017!

Many Ways to Support Your Library


Murphys Library raises money by reselling your gently used books (in good condition).  We welcome you to shop our shelves for some great deals supporting a good cause! Please donate materials only during library hours (11am - 4pm) and preferably on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Please do not leave contributions outside when the library is closed. Thank you!


Murphys Library is grateful for the monetary donations made by community members to keep the library open and enable it to continue improving services. Your financial support is essential for us to purchase new materials and supplies, upgrade technology and equipment, and keep up with maintenance and repairs. Send us a check, or just drop a few bills in the donation box at the front desk - every dollar counts!


Volunteers are the backbone of Murphys Library, and we take our volunteer positions very seriously.  If you are interested in volunteering, please review the requirements below. There is a $32 application fee, which covers the cost of processing fingerprints. Please note that the application process may take up to two months to complete.

Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to the Library Mission
  • Willingness/Ability to learn simple computer functions
  • Physically able to stand for periods of time
  • Interest in working with the public
  • Willingness/Ability to keep patron information confidential
  • Successfully complete extended training (3-4 hrs/wk for 3-4 wks)
  • Reliably work several hours a week on an assigned day
  • Notify the Library when you are not able to work
  • Read the volunteer manual (available at the front desk at all times)

  Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00-4:00  

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Planned giving is an important part of a person’s estate plan to take advantage of immediate income and gift tax benefits as well as long term income, estate and gift tax benefits. You can contribute to Murphys Volunteer Library through your estate plan by remembering us in your will or trust, or listing us as a beneficiary on an insurance policy or IRA/retirement plan. Gifts of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds are also welcomed. Or you might consider a donation to the library through a memorial contribution for a loved one, or in honor of a special occasion.

For your convenience, as you shop our shelves of used books, Murphys Library offers sturdy tote bags, featuring artwork by Dave Gano. Only $5 each!


To give back to Murphys Library, simply log on and look for the option under "Your Account" to "Change Your Charity," and enter "Murphys Volunteer Library."  Your support is greatly appreciated!

All Donations are Tax-Deductible!


Murphys Library receives donations through eScrip, thanks to the generosity of Sierra Hills & Angels Food Markets, and Save Mart Supermarket. Designate Murphys Volunteer Library as your beneficiary and contribute every time you shop! Get a Community Card from your market, and sign up FREE online at http://www.escrip.com

Learn about more ways to earn money for your library through eScrip, with their Online Mall, Benefits App for mobile devices, and eScrip Dining:

click here for information!