"Enriching Minds, Energizing Lives!"

Facts about book repair:

·         Did you know it takes between 20-40 hours of training to be able to repair library books the right way?

·         Did you know that a water-damaged book can grow mold for up to two years after it’s been exposed to water?

What should you do if you find a damaged book or damage a library book?

Please DO NOT TAPE any books or pages. The library uses special glue to fix ripped, torn or loose pages and covers. Tape is actually bad for the paper the books are printed on. So, if you accidentally rip a page or find a torn or loose page, please gather the pieces and let a librarian know about the damage when you bring the item back.

Avoid underlining text in your books, particularly with permanent marker. Do not insert sticky notes or paper clips to mark pages. Sticky notes may get lost between the pages and become permanently adhered and plastic or metal paper clips can damage the paper. And, of course, do not turn down the corners to mark your place. Use long strips of paper to mark your place; they won’t damage the paper or get lost in a book.

If you happen to check out a book with irreparable damage, please let us know when you return the book at the front desk. We do our best to keep our collection neat and clean for the next person to check out.

Merit Badge Classes

Sustainability January 10th from 10 AM to 12 PM


Citizenship of the Nation (2 Part Class)

            February 28th from 10 AM to 12 PM

            March 14th from 10 AM to 11 AM

Robotics- (2 Part Class) Bring a sack lunch to both parts.

March 7th 10 AM to 2 PM

March 21st 10 AM to 2 PM
 
Unless noted, all classes are held in the City Council Chamber upstairs from the library at 10 AM and cost $5 for Scouts in uniform ($10 for those not in uniform). Scouts are encouraged (and for some classes, required, due to limited class size) to pre-register online through the Registration link at www.saratogaspringscity.com/civicevents. Registration is open for all classes through March. There will be no classes offered in December.

2015

Beginning January 1, 2015 all media, such as Audio Books, DVDs and other books containing discs must be returned inside the library.  A high number of discs and cases are broken in the book drop by larger, heavier books or because of the colder weather.

Library position open

Literacy Center Tutor Coordinator 
Looking for one or two people preferably 18 years or older to oversee tutors and monitor students.   

Schedule:


Monday and Wednesday 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
and/or
Tuesday and Thursday 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM






 
Regular 8 week sessions (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall)
 
-This is an unpaid volunteer position.
-Attends Literacy Center.
-Arranges for tutors and any necessary tutor training.

-Keeps children on task.
-Provides direction to tutors setting up and taking down supplies, tables, and laptops used for the Literacy Center.

Del Taco Kids Reading Program

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Beginning December 1st running through January 31st.   
 
Children ages 5-12 my participate by picking up a reading log at the library.
 
Read 10 Books to be eligible for 1 free kids meal certificate.
 
Limit 1 certificate per child.
 
Help out our library this holiday season by making your online purchases of books and gifts through online retail links on the Friends of the Library - Saratoga Springs website. Our library will earn advertising revenues for each purchase made.... check it out at  http://sslibraryfriends.org/home/.
 
 Photo: Give the gift of warmth this holiday season.  From December 1st to the 31st.  Help us decorate our tree at the library by donating new or used:  winter hats, gloves, mittens, blankets, or scarves for those in need.
Give the gift of warmth this holiday season for those in need.
 
Drop off new or gently used hat, gloves, mittens, blanket or scarves from an animal free home at the library.