September is National Library Card Month, do you have yours?
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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
Saratoga City Council proclaims September 2014 as Library Card Sign-Up Month
The Saratoga City Council proclaims September 2014 as library card sign-up month in the city of Saratoga, and encourages all residents to sign up for a Santa Clara County Library District card and to participate in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Santa Clara County Library District.
Celebrate the 100 Year Anniversary of the Santa Clara County Library District!
Saturday, October 11, 12-4 p.m, at Saratoga Library
Thank you for generously sponsoring Saratoga Library’s celebratory event, which will be held on Saturday, October 11, from 12-4 p.m. The event will bring residents of all ages together for an enjoyable day of learning, creating, and connecting. It will include presentations as well as hands-on learning opportunities for all ages such as ones regarding: technology, arts-and-crafts, gardening, history, literature, health, the Bookmobile, library resources and services, and more. This event will be spread throughout the library, including in the Children's Department, in the Teen Area, in the Community Room, and more. Community partners will have tables at the event. This celebratory event will showcase the impressive history of the library system as well as the innovative community center that the library is today in its 100th year. We look forward to seeing you on October 11!
Saratoga Authors Hall of Fame
The Saratoga Authors Hall of Fame is on display at the Library!
The Authors Hall of Fame was created in 1989 as the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries contribution to the “Celebrate Saratoga” week long- community wide celebration organized by the Chamber of Commerce.
A list was compiled of authors of published books, current or former residents of Saratoga, living or deceased. Authors names were , and continue to be solicited in the Saratoga News, Mercury News, as well as the FSL newsletter.
The first list contained about 50 names, with 34 living authors. By 2000 the list had grown to 126 names, 148 as Sept. 2005, and to 229 by the summer of 2014.
The list of authors and a collection of the authors’ books, from the library’s collection, and those donated for the event will be displayed at the library until Oct. 7th.
Please click here for the complete list of authors.
Meet Annapurna Dandu!
We are pleased to welcome Annapurna Dandu as Saratoga Library’s newest employee. She is the library’s new Supervising Librarian of Adult and Teen Services. Annapurna joined the Santa Clara County Library District team as an intern in 2001. She has a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, and she has a Post- Graduate diploma in Marketing, Advertising, and Sales Management.
New Bookscan Stations at Saratoga Library
Bookscan stations, where patrons can scan pages from books or other individual documents, are now installed at all libraries. The scanning stations are very user friendly and easy to use. Documents can be scanned for free and can be sent to email, USB, QR code, Sky Drive, and Google Drive. In addition, a patron can print a document using the library printer with the usual printing fees.
The Book Scan station is located adjacent to the Reference section in the adult materials area of the Saratoga Library.
Paperback Sales Success!
On July 26th & 27th Friends volunteers, headed by Mary Swentzel, held a Paperback Sale in the Saratoga Library Community Room. Thousands of books were sold and $2201 was raised for the library. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this huge sale a success!
September 2014 Newsletter is here!
Our September 2014 Newsletter is out.
Please click here to read now.
The Friends does not sell, or make available externally, its membership list. Friends is a 501 (c)(3) organization EIN 94-2831256. Your membership and donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. Donations made after July 1 are included in the following membership year.