"Enriching Minds, Energizing Lives!"

Family Holiday Service Project!

A local family of Saratoga Springs has offered to do a holiday service project for our public library! They are collecting new or gently used children dvds to increase the collection for the library. Please look through your home collection to see if there are any "G" rated dvds you would be willing to donate. If you can't bear to part with a film in your collection, the family is also collecting money donations that will go directly towards purchasing new dvds. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 15th. Their goal is to collect at least 20 dvds, if not more! 

If you would like to donate, please email Tiana Driaza at  tdriaza@hotmail.com. The family is willing to pick up donations within the area & can accept cash, check or card proceeds. Thanks for your willingness to give!

Holiday Hours

Please note that the library will be closed on Nov. 24, Dec. 24, 26 and 31 for the holiday season. Thank You & Happy Holidays!

Library Giving Tree

The library's Christmas tree will be decorated with ornaments listing a book that the library would like to acquire.  Patrons may take an ornament and either purchase the book for us or donate the money for us to purchase the book. This is a wonderful way to expand our library selection for our community.

KUED Reading Marathon

Participate in the KUED Reading Marathon, Nov. 14-Dec. 3.  Bookmarks with reading logs available at the library.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed: people willing to commit to a regular 2 or 4 hour shift each week.  Without volunteers, the library cannot maintain its hours or services. Please contact Sue if interested.

Annual Booksale

Our library's annual book sale will be held December 1-3 in the basement of the Bank of American Fork.  Thousands of books available: .50 for paperback, 1.00 for hardback, some rare/old/antique books priced as mark, or fill a library tote bag with all it can hold for $15.00 (tote is included).

Volunteers?

The library is staffed by volunteers.  In order to keep up our services, we really need more people who are willing to commit to 2-4 hours a week.  Contact Sue, 801-766-6513, for more information if you are interested in helping.

Exciting News: Children Section

Keep an eye on the Children's section!  GumDrop Books recently donated more than 40 non-fiction books and the library purchased more than 100 new picture books and board books.  Recently published items will have a yellow dot on the book spine.

Trick-or-Treat!

Trick-or-Treat at the library on Saturday, October 29, 10am-2pm.  Costumes are encouraged!  Treats for all children!

Adult Book Club Update.

Adult Book Club will meet on Thursday, October 20, 10am.  We are reading Whale Rider this month.  All adults are welcome to attend!

Next Story Time!

Story Time on Tuesday, October 18, at 9am and 10am will feature Lyn Burt, a retired teacher.  She will be sharing Halloween stories.

Teen Read Week Update!

Teen Read Week is October 16-22.  The library will have a special event, Picture It!, on Tuesday, October 18, 7:00-8:30pm.  The focus will be on books that have been made into movies.  There will be crafts, computer activities, contests and snacks.  All students in grades 7-12 are invited.

Moon Kit!

The Internation Observe the Moon Night committee has donated a wonderful kit to the library!  This includes a tripod, 20/80 binoculars, a moon globe, and suggested activities for the family.  Anyone interested in borrowing this kit should contact Sue, 801-766-6513.

Book Nook!

The library now has a "Book Nook" where used books may be purchased - hardbacks, $1.00 and paperbacks, $.50.

Moon Party Reminder!

Join us Saturday, October 8,  at 7:30pm for our Moon Party! Activities for all ages. Chick-fil-A cow will be present. Pizza & moon pies provided!

Story Time w/ Police Officers!

Tomorrow, Oct. 4th, we will have a few Saratoga Springs police officers come in for story time to read books regarding our theme "police officers!" Story time is held at the library at 9 am & 10 am.

Story Time

Our next Story Time at the Library will be Sept. 20th. The theme is Farm Animals presented by story teller Betsy Jones. Held at 9 am & 10 am.

International Observe the Moon Night

“Moon Party”
Join the Saratoga Springs Public Library
Saturday, October 8, 7:30pm
1307 North Commerce Drive
See the moon’s mountains and craters up close through several great telescopes, 3” to 14”. 
Learn about the moon and its history from local astronomers.   
Enjoy activities for all ages and, of course, food too!

Inter- Library Loan

The library now offers Inter-Library Loan through the Utah State Library.  If you need particular book and we don't have it, please ask a staff member about ILL.

Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is coming October 16-22. Keep checking in for more details.

Banned Books Week!

The library will celebrate Banned Books Week, September 24 - October 1.  Frequently challenged and banned books will be on display and available for check-out during this time period.

We LOVE Our Volunteers!

We love our volunteers!  If you have volunteered in any way, at any time for our library, please join us for our volunteer appreciation event - Saturday, September 10, 2pm, in the the City Council meeting room (1307 N. Commerce Dr.).  If attending, please RSVP to 801-766-6513.

Proctoring for Exams

Need proctoring for exams? We are happy to register with your school and provide this service at no cost. We are currently registered with Electronic High School and will be happy to complete the registration for other institutions at your request. Call Sue at 801-766-6513 for assistance.

Upcoming Story Time


The Chick-fil-A cow will be the featured reader at Story Time on Tuesday, September 6, at 9am and 10am at the Saratoga Springs Public Library (1307 N. Commerce Dr.)As a reminder, the library offers Story Time on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at 9am and 10am.  Anyone interested in reading for Story Time is asked to call the library at 801-766-6513.

Book Clubs

The Saratoga Springs Public Library is offering a book club for adults on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10am, and a book club for young adults (grades 7-12) on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:30pm.  You may register at the library or by calling 801-766-6513.

Public Pioneer

Public Pioneer is now available to all library patrons at  www.pioneer.utah.gov
The bar code on the back of the library card is the access number.  Audiobooks may be downloaded through OneClick.  Be aware that this is still in the Beta testing mode and does have glitches.  OverDrive will be available to Saratoga Springs patrons beginning October 1.  When accessing newspapers, magazines, Heritage Quest, etc., patrons should click on the library access.  Questions?  Call Sue at 801-766-6513.
(a permanent link has been provided on the right hand column for easy access) 

Official Registered Proctor

The library is now a registered proctor for the Electronic High School exams.  Students needing this service should contact Sue at 801-766-6513.

Open House & Summer Reading Celebration Fun!

Introducing the Board
  (left to right on back row) 
Larry Whiting, Stefani Bailey, Karalyn Becraft, Dan Wynkoop, Tiena Cowden 
(left to right on front row)  
Sue Alexander, Jill Gardner
Saratoga Springs Royalty 
Jazmin Montero, Ashley Ottosen, Nicole Calder 
Cake made by Mandy Rohner
Magic Mike and Isaac Dansie
  Caleb Christensen and Magic Mike
Magic Mike and the Chick-fil-A cow
Thanks to all those who contributed to these fun-filled celebrations!

Audio Books!

We welcome donations of audiobooks for our local library! If you have any to pass along, please call 801-766-6513 to schedule an appointment to donate. Thank You!

Story Time at the Library

Please join us Tuesday, August 16 at either 9am and 10am for Story Time at the Library with Melanie Johnson!

Online Catalog

Those who hold a Saratoga Springs library card now have access to an online catalog! If patrons wish to check on their books, place holds, or renew items, they can now go online to do so via the Saratoga Springs city site www.saratoga-springs.net. Simply click on the library link & then catalog to get started. 

Make sure to retrieve a pin number from the library directly prior to logging on. Once you have done so, feel free to access online using the bar code located on your library card as the user name & the provided pin number. Viola!

Story Time

Our next scheduled story time at the library will be Tuesday, August 2. There is a 9am and 10am session. Hope to see you there!

Family Night

As a reminder, feel free to swing by Sean's Smokehouse for dinner on Monday, August 1 from 5-8pm. 20% of the proceeds will go to our library!

Volunteer Appreciation Day

Anyone who has volunteered in any way with the library since July 2010 to present is invited to attend a  Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social in the City Council meeting room on Saturday, September 10 at 2pm. We are grateful to all those who have given their time, funds & talents in forming our city library! Thank You!

Library Open House

Join us Saturday, August 6 from 2-4pm for a Library Open House to celebrate our expansion! Tours of the library will be given and patron hours are extended until 4pm that day. Cake will be served in the City Council meeting room!

Summer Reading Celebration

Please join us Friday, August 5 from 10am-noon for our Summer Reading Celebration. "Magic Mike" and the Chick-Fil-A cow will arrive at 10am to entertain and pizza will be served at 11am.  Those who completed the Summer Reading program will receive coupons and goodies.  Emails were sent to all who registered, requesting the completed reading logs between July 30 and August 3. In addition, please respond back via email a headcount as to how many will be attending the event from your family.

Active Duty Privilege

Great news just came in for active duty personnel & families! The library board just voted to extend full library privileges to those families who hold an active military ID. What does this mean exactly?

Normally a non-resident pays $20/6 months or $40/year.  However, Military will pay the resident fee of $1/card.  Those who are already Saratoga Springs residents do not have to be concerned, but military from Eagle Mountain, Lehi, Bluffdale, etc. can now use our library without paying the non-resident fee!

Library Update

To keep the public informed below is an update on the success of our library thus far. Thank you to all those who have donated time, money, and talents to enhance the growth of our library! 

  • 99% of the books provided were donated 
  • Every person working in the library is a volunteer with approximately 100 hours a week of service being provided which includes cleaning, shelving books, and working the circulation desk
  • The drop box and furniture in the library were provided by an Eagle project
  • The murals were a gift from Mike Mills, art teacher at Westlake High School
  • Bank of American Fork has donated $30,000 
  • Thus far the library has raised approximately $80,000
  • Volunteers installed all the shelving, sorted, cataloged & labeled all the books,  and also shelved all the books

Drop Box

Did you know that the library now has a drop box for your due library books? You can find the drop-box located on the south end of the building facing the parking lot. The drop-box is emptied at the beginning and end of each open day.

Keep in mind that for those wishing to check out more books, they should return the books at the circulation desk when they come in rather than putting them in the drop-box. Until the books are cleared, they count towards the items checked out. Adults may check out 20 items, teens may get 10, and children get 5. 

Wish List

Is there a specific book you are looking for that our library may not carry? Those who want a book that is not in stock at our library can now complete a "Wish List" form at the circulation desk inside. Thus far, the library has been able to acquire 75% of the books requested via the "Wish List." Come in & make a request for that great book you've been wanting to read!

Open House Celebration

On August 6, the library is encouraging all to attend an Open House Celebration located within the library and city council meeting room. The excitement will begin at 2 pm, in which we will be celebrating the expansion of the library!  Everyone is invited! Further information to follow.

Summer Reading Celebration

For those children who have been participating in our ongoing summer reading program, please be aware that on August 5 at 10am there will be a SUMMER READING CELEBRATION! Located in the city council meeting room, younger children are welcome to come dressed as their favorite book character.    Those who complete the program are asked to turn in their reading logs between July 30 and August 3.  We will be welcoming the Chick-fil-a cow, along with passing out lots of rewards for those who completed the program!  Refreshments for all in attendance.
Hope to see you there!

Story Time Update

The library is now holding both English & Spanish story times. All Story Time activities are now at the library. Please review below for this month's schedule. 

English: July 19 at 9am and 10am with administrators from the Alpine School District sharing stories.

Spanish:  July 12 at 10am welcoming students in the Spanish immersion program.  Those who attend are invited to bring a favorite book to share also. 

Book Donations Update

The library is so grateful for all those who have donated books throughout the development of our public library. THANK YOU! Book donations are now done solely by appointment (801-766-6513). All books should be in excellent condition and clean.  Further guidelines can be discussed when someone makes an appointment. There will be no more drop off locations.

2nd Annual Golf Tornament

The Saratoga Springs Library announces its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament.  This tournament supports the library with funds it needs to not only keep the doors open, but also helps with needed renovation and other items.  
This year’s tournament will be held at the Ranches Golf Club in Eagle Mountain on June 18th, 2011 (THIS SATURDAY).  Check in time is 8:00 AM.  This will be a four man scramble format. The price per player is $55 and will include lunch and many prizes. You may also register your own four man team for $220. This year you will have a chance to win a 2-year lease of a Mercedes Benz on one of the par 3 holes.  This is being provided by Mercedes Benz of Lindon.  There are many other prices and gifts from our other sponsors such as Big 5, Red Box, Dollar Cuts, Anytime Fitness, Epic Bike and many others.  To sponsor, please call Jeremy Vick at (801) 709-4139 or email jeremy@utahcollegesports.com.  


Registration for the tournament is being held on the city website: https://www.xpressbillpay.com/portal/payment_forms/?id=MzM0OA%3D%3D

Family Night Fundraiser- Sean's Smokehouse BBQ


We would like to invite you to join us at Sean's Smokehouse Monday, May 16th from 5-8 pm. Remember the library receives 20% of the total purchase.

Spanish Story Time...

We're also starting a Spanish Story Time for all those Spanish speakers in our city.  Please join us for our first one on June 14th at the Fire Station in Sunrise Meadows.  This will be a great time for both emerging and expert Spanish speakers.

Story Time News...

Story Time will now be broken into 2 different age groups.  Lap Time will be held for those little people 3 years old and under at 9am on the third Tuesday of the month.  Story Time will be held for those little people that are 3 years old and above at 10am on the third Tuesday of the month.  Tuesday, May 17 will be our Lap/Story Time at the Fire Station.  The theme for Lap time this month will be "Spring Time," and the theme for Story time this month will be "It's a Small World."  Please join us on May 17th for fun stories, crafts and fun.

Summer Reading Program!

The Saratoga Springs Children's Library is very excited to present our first annual Summer Reading Program, "One World, Many Stories" for ages 0-18.  Registration for the program will be held at the library beginning May 23rd. The program will run for eight weeks (June 6-July 30th). Our goal is to read 20 minutes a day/six days a week for eight weeks. Special activities, lap time, story time, and the library itself will focus on the countries of the world during the summer. A final celebration will be held on August 5th.

Saratoga Splash Fundraiser Event

We'll be selling books and painting tiles at the Saratoga Splash on Saturday, June 11 from 11-6 at Harvest Hills Park.  You can also come to purchase a tile to be hung in the Children's Section of the library, and your child will be provided time at the event to paint the tile. This will be the last opportunity to purchase and paint.  We will be closing this fundraiser permanently after the Splash event.  We will also be holding our book sale at that same event.  Paperback books will be sold at 50 cents and hardback books will be $1.00.  You will also be able to buy a tote bag for $12 and fill it with all the books you can stuff into it.  Call Anna Gilmer with any questions at (801) 766-6369 or email at dgilmer@gmail.com.  

Family Night Fundraiser- Won Won Wok

We would like to invite you to join us at Won Won Wok in Saratoga Springs on May 2nd from 5-8 pm. The library receives 20% of the total purchase.

2nd Annual Golf Tornament


The Saratoga Springs Library announces its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament.  This tournament supports the library with funds it needs to not only keep the doors open, but also helps with needed renovation and other items.  
This year’s tournament will be held at the Ranches Golf Club in Eagle Mountain on June 18th, 2011.  Check in time is 8:00 AM.  This will be a four man scramble format. The price per player is $75 and will include lunch and many prizes.  This year you will have a chance to win a 2-year lease of a Mercedes Benz on one of the par 3 holes.  This is being provided by Mercedes Benz of Lindon.  There are many other prices and gifts from our other sponsors such as Big 5, Red Box, Dollar Cuts, Anytime Fitness, Epic Bike and many others.  To register or sponsor, please call Jeremy Vick at (801) 709-4139 or email jeremy@utahcollegesports.com.

Beto's Family Night

Join us for family night at Beto's Mexican Food in Saratoga Springs on April 18th from 5 to 8 pm. The library receives 20% of the total purchase.

Family Night Fundraiser- McDonald's

Our next Family night for the library will be at McDonalds on April 4th from 5-8pm.  Hope to see you there! Thanks for the support! 

Next Story Time.

STORY TIME - plan now for a morning with PIRATES! Tuesday, April 19, 9am and 10am, at the fire station in Sunrise Meadows. Guest readers will be from the Key Club at Westlake H.S.

Introducing Library Board.

The current board members for our Saratoga Springs public library are: 

Anna Gilmer - chairman/library staff
Dan Wynkoop - vice-chairman
Sue Alexander - secretary/librarian
Larry Whiting - treasurer
Kelly Woodrum - special events/fund raising
Tiena Cowden - story time/summer reading program/library staff
Stefani Bailey - library staff
Thank you to the board for the continue success and guidance in the development of our library! 

Next Scheduled Story Time

April 19th will be our next story time presented by The Key Club from Westlake High School. Times are 9am and 10am at the Saratoga Springs Firehouse.Hope to see you there!

Sneak Peek...


Here's a sneak peek of the interior of our library! Grand opening March 26th. Library card applications are available at the library and on the city website.  Please fill out and return to the library by March 21st to receive your library card at the grand opening.  We won't be checking books out to patrons on that Saturday, but feel free to come back on Monday, March 28th at 10am to start check out!

Press Release


Anna Gilmer                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel.  801.766.6369

OFFICIAL CHILDREN’S LIBRARY OPENING
March 5, 2011- The city of Saratoga Springs is delighted for its grand opening of the temporary children’s section of the newly developed public library to be held on March 26 from 10am to noon. The city encourages all to participate in the official ribbon cutting ceremony located on 1307 Commerce Drive, at the city office building.
This presents a wonderful opportunity for residents and guests to receive a first-hand tour of the developing library, meet the library board, and receive further information on upcoming programs.  Additionally, children entertainment will be provided to promote the children section of the library. Children may look forward to magician Mike Cottam as he delights and captivates with his tricks.
It comes to no surprise that the city has truly united behind this project. Local business and residents have freely volunteered time, money, and never-ending devotion. Those outside the community have also extended a charitable hand to the organization and development of the city’s first public library. It is an exciting time that many residents have looked forward to for years.
This grand opening marks a historical day for all those involved and most importantly the city of Saratoga Springs. May the library and community together continue in its efforts of “Enriching Minds, Energizing Lives!” 

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