Sammys 2019

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March 2019
09:00 AM EDT
April 2019
12:00 PM EDT

About Our Auction

The Jones Library proudly announces Richard Michelson and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art as winners of the Sixth Annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement. In addition, as we honor the centennial year of the Jones Library, a special Centennial Sammy will be given to Bruce Watson. A gala event, the Sammys, will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 6:00 PM at Converse Hall on the Amherst College campus to recognize and celebrate the award winners. To purchase tickets, visit

This year, all of our honorees and the artist of the 2019 Sammys print have donated items for a silent auction to help raise money for The Jones Library. The auction will be online until noon on the day of the Sammys and then will continue in person at the event.

About The Jones Library, Inc.

The Jones Library's mission is to serve and inspire people of all ages and from all walks of life by providing multicultural resources for lifelong learning. An Amherst treasure, the Jones Library contributes to the educational and cultural landscape of the area. The Library provides adult, family, and children’s programs to the public, as well as heavily used community meeting rooms. The availability of resources to all, partnerships with area organizations, and numerous community events ensure that the Library receives more than 300,000 visits every year.

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Live Event Information

The silent auction will conclude at the 6th annual Sammys Awards where guests will have the chance to bid on our awesome packages from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. This year, the Sammys will take place at Converse Hall on the Amherst College campus. To purchase tickets to the event, visit!