Use your head and make history! Help SCCLD break the Guinness World Record for the most people balancing books on their heads. Register online at sccl.org/worldrecord. Please check in between 7am and 8:30am so we may start the event promptly at 9am.
Saratoga Library’s parking lot will not be available during the world record attempt. Please observe traffic rules and cross at crosswalks. Traffic enforcement will be present for your safety.
Free parking are available at:
Sacred Heart Church: 13716 Saratoga Avenue
St. Andrew’s School: 13601 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga Civic Center: 13777 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga Community Center: 19655 Allendale
Redwood Middle School: 13925 Fruitvale Ave
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 Library Team - Friends members participates in RELAY FOR LIFE!!
The Saratoga Library and Friends team took home the Best Cancer Awareness award!
What is Relay for Life? Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, so the Saratoga Library decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. The Saratoga Library team included many staff of the Saratoga Library, Friends of Saratoga Libraries/ Book Go Round members and others associated with the Library!! Thank you to Allison Parham for putting together the team. This event was held the weekend of July 19,2014. Thank you to all who participated!!
At the event, the Saratoga Library/Friends team camped out overnight and took turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in the world's largest fight against cancer. Debbie Manser, the 2014 event chairwoman, said the ninth annual event drew about 300 people to the Saint Andrew's Field for the weekend-long activities and to take turns walking around the track. In the end, the Saratoga Relay for Life raised a little more than $37,000, with another month to go before the end of this year's fundraiser. Twenty-three teams and 96 people participated in the July 19-20 event.
The Saratoga Relay will hold one more major fundraiser before the Aug. 31 deadline. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell.
The Saratoga Library team took action and made a significant donation to help finish the fight. Thanks to all for their generous donations! We are helping to save lives!
eBooks and Music Available to Download
Patrons May Now Download and Keep Over 200 Classics
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. Santa Clara County Library District Libraries (SCCLD) now offers over 46,000 free ebooks, including over 200 works of classical literature, in multiple eBook formats. The classics are part of its “Always Available eBook Classics” collection. Readers can download these titles for free without a library card on their electronic devices, and keep them forever, with no expiration date.
In June 2013, the California State Library for a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) awarded SCCLD $40,000 by to develop a simple, more expedient way of providing ‘on demand’ eBooks to library users through an existing library catalog platform. SCCLD’s “Always Available eBook Classics” collection was created in response to this need.
SCCLD identified classic literature titles no longer under copyright restrictions, and added these titles to its eBook collection. These eBooks are available through the SCCLD library catalog and multiple individuals may now access a single title simultaneously. The eBooks are readily available in Kindle and ePub formats, with links to additional eBook formats on the OpenLibrary website: https://openlibrary.org.
Enjoy an explosion of fun June 1 - August 31 at your Saratoga Library!
The Summer Reading Program celebrates science and reading with challenges, performances, and prizes as part of Fizz-Boom-Read!
Encouraging kids to read what they want, when they want, is a powerful cure for summer slide. The librarians will help kids maintain or even boost those hard-won reading skills through:
Developing a daily reading habit;
Satisfying curiosity beyond the bounds of the school-year curriculum;
Discovering new interests.
Teens and Adults can join in on the fun too! Teen participants will see sparks fly at the library all summer long during the teen Spark a Reaction summer reading program. Adults can explore "Literary Elements" to be found in library materials and programs about science and all its aspects.
All ages can connect with the library’s online reading log, win prizes, check out their free performances and programs, and explore the library’s huge selection of great materials in digital and physical formats.
Attend the Summer Reading kick-off celebration at Saratoga Library during the afternoon of June 21. Enjoy the Chabot Cosmic Ray Planetary Theatre (planetarium for all ages), science-themed arts-and-crafts (kids), and Brush Bot making (basic electronics for teens), and more!
These events are made possible due to the generous support of the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries.
May 2014 Newsletter is here!
Our May 2014 Newsletter is out.
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