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April 24-26




FALL 2020
October 16-18



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Friends of the Amador County Library (FACL)


Keep the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp!!

For several years, twice a year, the young men at Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp have been doing the heavy lifting of moving books from our Book Room to our Book Sale at the American Legion Hall, and moving unsold books back to our Book Room. That's only twice a year. The rest of the year, they help Cal Fire fight fires, they study for GEDs, they perform other unheralded community service projects. We need them in Amador County. But the governor's proposed budget would close the Camp and move the young men to Chowchilla Prison. Time is running out! The legislature could vote on the proposed budget within the next few days.

Please contact the following people and tell them why the PGYCC must stay open and active here in Amador County:

  • Jessica Devencenzi, Governor's Office, 
  • Amy Alley, Pro Tem Atkins Policy Consultant,
  • Gabrielle Zeps, Speaker Rendon Policy Consultant,
  • The Honorable Governor Gavin Newsom, 1303 10th St. Suite 1173, Sacramento CA 95814

Today the FACL Board passed a resolution supporting keeping the Camp alive and well in Amador County. Read the resolution

For a copy of the letter the Amador County Board of Supervisors wrote to the Governor, email the Amador Chamber of Commerce .

Read two Ledger Dispatch letters to the editor:

Thank you for your help in this important cause.


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.


News from the Library

CLOSURE.   All Amador County Libraries remain closed until further notice.

CURBSIDE PICKUP OF LIBRARY HOLDS AT ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS IS NOW AVAILABLE. To take advantage of this service you MUST call ahead to arrange for pickup. Pickup times are as follows: Jackson: 10-4 Mon-Fri. Ione: 10-2 Mon-Fri. Plymouth: 12-4 Tue-Fri. Pine Grove: 11-3 Tue & Wed. Pioneer: 11-3 Thu & Fri. Please contact the individual library to arrange for pickup of your library material.

RETURNS. Please use the BOOK DROP at each branch for all returns. No fines will be assessed during the closure.

RENEWALS. Renew your materials over the phone and online with your library card number and PIN.

ONLINE SERVICES. Remember we have many online services, including streaming movies, e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and much more. All you need is your library card number.

Call the Library if you need assistance: 209-223-6400.









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