On March 21, 1919, Calvin Coolidge signed An Act to Incorporate The Jones Library, Incorporated, for the Purpose of Maintaining a Library in the Town of Amherst. One hundred years later - on March 21, 2019 - the Jones Library will launch a yearlong centennial celebration.
The celebration has multiple elements including monthly programs and events, historical exhibits, book displays, oral histories, and social media posts featuring fun facts about the library. There will even be a library-themed crossword puzzle! Our goal is to engage with our Amherst community in ways that will honor our history and celebrate our future.
Schedule of Events - Join us at one of our special Centennial programs!
Centennial Exhibits - Check out our exhibits about the Jones Library and the Town of Amherst!
Share Your Story - Tell us one of your library memories!
Listening Sessions - Record a mini-oral history about the library!
A History of the Jones Library - Purchase or check out our new book, Hearth and Soul: The History of the Jones Library at One Hundred!
The centennial celebration is funded in part by federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.