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.