The Amador County Library celebrates 100 years of service with a Community Party staged by the Friends of the Amador County Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Jackson Main Library, 530 Sutter St. (off Highways 49 and 88), Jackson. The event also serves as the kickoff for the Summer Reading Program for children.

All ages are welcome to celebrate 100 years of the Amador County Library with food, entertainment, birthday cake, poetry and more. Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages, fun entertainment for kids and an opportunity to discover all that the library has to offer.

• Take a Story Walk and marvel at laminated pages from a children’s picture book displayed on special posts beginning at the outdoor archway.

• Enjoy “California Listens” videos, oral histories recounted by longtime Amador County residents played in a loop on a large-screen TV.

• Watch the 3-D printer in action.

• Discover library services like Google Chromebooks, the Law Library computer,, ABC Mouse, learning games for the youngest kids and more.

• Pick up Summer Reading Program reading logs. This year’s theme is, “It’s Showtime!”

• Face painting, balloon animals, free books for kids and adults and more out in the parking lot.

At 12 p.m., the Amador County Folklorico Dancers perform. Then, at 12:45 p.m., birthday cake is cut with “local celebrities,” followed by a program featuring Kat Everitt, the Amador County poet laureate.

The festivities are free to enjoy. For more, call 217-1911 or visit


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