Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement

Many thanks to those who attended our Fourth Annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement on May 2, 2017, at the Mead Art Museum. It was a wonderful evening!

Thanks also to our event underwriters, sponsors, advertisers, in-kind donors, and volunteers!

VIEW PHOTOS OF THE EVENT!
(Thanks to Oliver Scott for donating his photography services.)

We will post a video of the 2017 Sammy Awards as soon as it is available.

Couldn't make it to the Sammys, but still want to support the Jones Library? Donate here.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Sammys!
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2017 Recipients


Cammie McGovern - Photo by Ellen Auergarten

Cammie McGovern


Award for Local Literary Achievement

Arthur Kinney - Photograph by Don David

Arthur Kinney,

UMass Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies


Award for Significant Contribution to Amherst's Literary Culture


2016 Recipients


View photos and video of the 2016 Sammy Awards Gala
Polly Longsworth
Aaron Lanksy

Polly Longsworth


Award for Local Literary Achievement

Aaron Lansky, Yiddish Book Center


Award for Significant Contribution to Amherst's Literary Culture


2015 Recipients
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Julius Lester
Julius Lester
Award for Local Literary Achievement

Pat and Peter Schneider
Pat and Peter Schneider, Amherst Writers & Artists
Award for Significant Contribution to Amherst's Literary Culture


2014 Recipients
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Norton Juster
Norton Juster
Award for Local Literary Achievement

Amherst Books
Amherst Books
Award for Significant Contribution to Amherst's Literary Culture


About the Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement


The Sammys are named for Samuel Minot Jones, the Library's first benefactor and namesake, who contributed the initial funding for the endowment that continues to provide a portion of the Library budget annually. All proceeds from the awards ceremony will be used to support library collections, with materials for all ages and formats.

For information on sponsoring this event or to volunteer, please contact Sharon Sharry at sharrys@joneslibrary.org.