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!
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!
“Fizz, Boom, Read”, the 2014 Summer Reading Club for children encouraged children to read for enjoyment and lifelong learning. Over 1,900 children, teens, and adults participated. Prizes for participating were provided by Friends of the Saratoga Libraries. A Book-Go-Round coupon was given to the children and a new paperback book was given to each participant. There were a variety of programs at the Library as part of the Summer Reading Club, all funded by the Friends.
September 2014 Newsletter is here!
Our September 2014 Newsletter is out.
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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.