ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

SPRING 2020
BOOK DRIVE
(donation day)
March 28

POSTPONED

SPRING 2020
BOOK SALE
April 24-26

POSTPONED

 

 

FALL 2020
BOOK SALE
October 16-18

 

 

MEMBERSHIP &
DONATION
For renewing or new members and those making donations who prefer to mail in their information, we have created forms for submitting their information along with their payments:
membership
donations

 

Just a reminder ... of our ongoing project to SAVE OUR HISTORY
get info here >>>


DONOR PROGRAM!!
Adopt-A-Book
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more >>>

 

SHOP AMAZON & HELP FRIENDS OF THE AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY
just use the link you'll find on the bottom of every page -- get the details >>>

 

Friends of the Amador County Library (FACL)

 

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, FACL is not accepting book and media donations until further notice, and the Spring Book Drive and Book Sale have been postponed. We wish you and your loved ones safety and health during this period.

 

What's Happening?

 

THANK YOU!!

Thank you for your incredible generosity on GivingTuesday, this past December 3. Through your donations and memberships, you contributed nearly $2,000.00. This is the most we've ever raised in the three years we've been part of GivingTuesday, and your support of our work for our libraries is invaluable.
 
If you missed GivingTuesday, it's never too late to help us help our library. Visit our Donations Page, or to join or renew your membership, visit our Membership Page. FACL also actively welcomes gift-giving such as memorials, estate sales, donations, and group contributions. 2020 is shaping up to be a busy year for us, and your support is particularly valuable at this time.
 

 

Amador County Library Celebration

 

A MILESTONE IS REACHED ON THE "SAVE OUR HISTORY" PROJECT

Looking for information on people, places, or events in Amador County's past? The Save Our History project has made it possible to search online for stories and ads in Amador County newspapers dating back to 1855. Phase 1 of the project includes newspapers through 2004, and we are currently working on bringing the website up to date. Generously funded by the Ledger Dispatch and by many local donors including Stan Lukowicz, the Native Sons of the Golden West, Rotary, and numerous individuals and families, the project is co-sponsored by the Ledger Dispatch and the Friends of the Amador County Library.

The archives are available free of charge to everyone. No library card is needed. Access is via the library home page (https://www.amadorgov.org/departments/library).

More details about the project and this milestone are on the SAVE OUR HISTORY page.

 

FACL Brings California's Poet Laureate to Amador County

California's Poet Laureate visitDana Gioia, the California State Poet Laureate, is on a mission to visit all 58 California counties during his two-year term. Amador's turn was June 15. 2017.

Gioia was appointed by the Governor in December 2015 for a two-year term as California's Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate serves as the state advocate for poetry and literature in libraries, classrooms, and boardrooms across California. Born in Hawthorne, California, Dana Gioia was the first person in his family to attend college. As National Endowment of the Arts chair (2003-2009) he launched several nationwide programs, including Poetry Out Loud, a national competition for high school students to learn poetry, perform it, and win prizes. He is also a prolific essayist, reviewer, critic, and translator.

SEE MORE ABOUT THIS .... in the Summer 2017 Newsletter >>

 

 

 

 

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