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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The family is willing to pick up donations within the area & can accept cash, check or card proceeds. Thanks for your willingness to give!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
Anna Gilmer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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!”
If you’d like more information about this topic, please call Anna Gilmer at 801/766.6369 or visit http://saratogaspringslibrary.blogspot.com/