The Friends of the Saratoga Libraries board members and the staff of the Saratoga Library wish every reader a very happy holiday season!
Take a Child to a Bookstore Day, Dec 3rd, 2016
On Saturday, December 3, from 10am to 5pm, the annualTake a Child to a Bookstore Daytakes place, celebrating neighborhood bookstores and the love of reading. The holidaywas created byJenny Milchman, a mom and author. Milchman loves bookstores. In fact, every summer, she packs her family in the car and they drive across the countryvisitingindependentbookstores and spreadingtheword aboutTake Your Child to A Bookstore Day. Why?Because, explains Milchman:
“Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day began when my children were little and I was going to story time at bookstores nearly every week. Did all children know the pleasure of spending time in a bookstore? I wondered. Of being drawn into a magic world for a while, then being left to choose treasures on the shelf? I wanted to begin a holiday that would expose as many kids as possible to this joy.Bookstores hold a place in the hearts and times of our community. They are places to discover an author, a story, a life. Nothing affords the conversation and interaction among books and book lovers that a bookstore does. In the future, whether you download your story or pluck a volume off a shelf, a bookstore will be able to accommodate. But in order for bookstores to flourish and thrive, we must expose future generations to the unique pleasures they offer".
Take your kids to the Book-Go-Round or the Friends Cafe Bookstore to enjoy a fun-filled day: Goodies, Giveaways, Name-the-Friends’-Bear Contest, a very Special Visit from Darth Vader and more!
The Friends CaféBookstore * Darth Vader - 2 to 3pm Saratoga Public Library 13650 Saratoga Avenue(408) 867-6126 FREE
The Book-Go-Round* Darth Vader - 3 to 4pm14410 Oak Street,Downtown Saratoga at the corner of HWY 9 (Saratoga Los Gatos Rd)(408) 867-5552 FREE
You’re Invited! Adult Social Hour Every Friday at Saratoga Library
Saratoga Library is pleased to announce a new program taking place every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Mehrdad Ayati, author of Paths to Healthy Aging, stresses the importance of socialization. Come socialize at your library every Friday morning at 10:30 am. Meet community members, play games, do puzzles, and listen to lectures. Refreshments will be provided.
Renovated Friends Café Bookstore is Open For Business!
On October 18th, the Friends, in conjunction with the Saratoga Library, began installation of a new and expanded Friends Café Bookstore located in the Saratoga Library. With the addition of 15 new full bookshelf units, the Friends are able to more than quadruple book-for-sale inventory in the Café! Expect to find the same great gently-used books and low prices as are offered at our main book store, the Book-Go-Round, in downtown Saratoga. With a wider selection and larger quantity of books available, the Friends are envisioning this will be a "go-to" book store for our library patrons and community. Stop in and take a look!
Saturday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m.
Gather your friends and join us for a trivia contest every second Saturday of the month at the Saratoga Library. Teams of 3 or more people will answer questions about famous and maybe not so famous facts and figures. Teams are registered or assembled at the event and spectators are welcome. For more information and rules call the adult reference desk at 408-867-6126 ext. 3818.
Free and easy way to support the Friends
When you shop on Amazon why not have .5% of your purchase price donated to the Friends? From your Amazon account search for Amazon Smiles, select Friends Of The Saratoga Libraries as your charity, shop through Amazon Smiles, www.smile.amazon.com, and the Friends will receive a check!
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.