Come see the newest items in our collections! Once owned by Ray Stannard Baker, the camera and honey scale were generously donated by his descendents. You've got to view them in person to appreciate them - clearly our curator has little skill as a photographer!
While Pennsylvania has Punxsutawney Phil and New York has Staten Island Chuck, Jones Library Special Collections would like to introduce Quabbin’s own Herman the Woodchuck! (Although Herman seems much more interested in eating lunch than in marmot meteorology…)
We are honored and delighted to be the recipients of an original Edith Byron painting. Edith was an ardent library supporter and dedicated Friend of the Jones Library System. Her work now hangs in the children's department, the place in the library she loved most, so that all can enjoy it. Thanks to Katherine Fite for her generous donation! (And, fear not, sheep lovers! The Wiggins sheep landscape has been herded to another location in the library. Can you find it?)
Just arrived!! We don't normally accept donations of artifacts for our collections, but there's an exception to every rule. This camera and honey scale belonged to Amherst author Ray Stannard Baker and were generously donated by his descendents. Look for them in our February spotlight exhibit!!
We are all deeply saddened by the death of Julius Lester, one of the kindest men we've had the privilege to meet. We are honored to be the repository of his papers so generations to come can learn about Julius and his work.
Amherst has a long history of celebrating the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and has held a community breakfast in his honor for the past 34 years. Pictured here are examples of past years' programs and tickets from our collections.