The Friends of The Saratoga Libraries grant $143,000 to the Saratoga Library.
“Your commitment and support has enabled the Saratoga Library to offer excellent programs, collections, and services that have been enjoyed by the diverse Saratoga and Monte Sereno Community” , said Allison Parham (right), Saratoga Community Librarian. “The Friends are thrilled to be able to provide additional resources each year to our Library and we are excited to be able to contribute to the outreach opportunities in our community”, added Terrie Creamer (left), Friends’ President as she handed over the check.
Highlights of the Yearly Grant
Thank you very much Friends of the Saratoga Libraries.The Saratoga Library received a grant of $143,000 from the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries for the fiscal year 2015 to 2016. The Friends continuing support for all aspects of services from collections to programs to publicity has enabled the Saratoga Staff to provide better service to a very diverse population. We greatly appreciate the time and effort the Friends expend on behalf of the Saratoga Community and the Saratoga Library.
Adult and Teen Collections and Programs:
The Santa Clara County Library District and the Saratoga Library collections have consistently been highly rated by our patrons. An augmentation of the County budget would enable Saratoga Library to enhance the adult and teen collections. Our very popular bestseller collection has been expanded to include media and teen materials, and this fund will help us maintain and improve that collection.
Saratoga Library’s Adult and Teen programs have been enjoyed and appreciated by a wide variety of audiences. This fund will enable us to hire presenters and buy supplies for our various programs.
Children's Collection and Programs:
Children’s collections are one of our most popular collections. This also means that they need to be periodically reordered and refreshed. Programming for children of all ages is very popular and these funds would greatly help the library present exceptional programs that appeal to diverse audiences.
Community Events and Outreach Librarian:
Saratoga Library is committed to reaching out to residents in the cities of Saratoga and Monte Sereno. The Library recognizes the value of reaching out to residents and forming partnerships with the cities of Saratoga and Monte Sereno and other organizations in the cities.
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