"Enriching Minds, Energizing Lives!"

Breaking News- Surprise Visit

MRS. CLAUS will visit Story Time on December 18th! 
Join us at 10am in the City Council chambers.

Giving Tree

We are collecting books and clothing for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis located in Provo. Books should be new or in “like new” condition. Clothing needs to be new and in its packaging with all tags still attached. All sizes are needed for boys, girls and women. Collection boxes are located by the Christmas tree in the library; donations will be accepted through December 23. If you prefer to make a cash donation, we will purchase books for the children.

Annual Book Sale!

Our annual book sale will be held at the Bank of American Fork on December 6 and 7, 10am-4pm and December 8, 10am-noon. We have thousands of books, paperback ($.50) and hardback ($1.00), in all genres.Come take a peek & support the library!

Holiday Book Purchases Help Your Library!

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/.

Part-time Employment

The library will be hiring part-time staff to begin January 1, 2013. Check the city's web site for position descriptions and application procedures (www.saratogaspringscity.com).

Veterans" Day Holiday

We will be closed on Monday, November 12, for the Veterans' Day holiday.

Annual Book Sale

Our annual book sale will be held at the Bank of American Fork on December 6 and 7, 10am-4pm and December 8, 10am-noon. We have thousands of books, paperback ($.50) and hardback ($1.00), in all genres.Come take a peek & support the library!

Pioneer Advantages

Having a library card gives you access to Pioneer. This site has online magazines, newspapers, car repair manuals, information on countries (Culturegrams), practice tests for advanced placement exams, GED, SAT, ACT (learning express), K-12 and pre-school activities and much more. To access the K-12 and pre-school links, contact the library for the user name and password.

Thanksgiving Holiday Closed

Please note that our library will be closed during Thanksgiving weekend, November 22-25.

Trick-or-Treat

Swing by the library on October 30th and 31st during regular hours to get a lil' Halloween treat!

New NASA iPad app!

NASA's Space Place Prime is proud to unveil a long-anticipated iPad app, ‘Space Place Prime.’ This brand new app gathers some of the best and most recent web offerings from NASA. It taps engrossing articles from The Space Place website, enlightening NASA videos, and daily images such as the Astronomy Picture of the Day and the NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day.
 
Space Place Prime targets a multigenerational audience. Kids, teachers, parents, space enthusiasts, and everyone in between will find fascinating features on this new, free NASA app. Find it in the Apple Store.  http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ios

Story Time Again!

Beginning September 4, Story Time will be held each Tuesday at 10am in the City Council chambers. The theme for September 4 is HAT DAY, so be sure to wear your favorite hat!

Upcoming Science NIght


"Science Night at the Library - Fun with Physics"
Saturday, August 25, 2012
7:00 PM
                                   
Weird Science         Beautiful colors    Magnetic levitations         
Make your hair stand on end and shock your friends
Entertaining for all ages
See if you can guess what's going to happen with each experiment
Ask questions of the professors
Snacks and beverages will be provided
Students and faculty from both BYU and U of U will entertain us with a series of physics demonstrations.
Saratoga Springs City Library, 1307 N Commerce Drive

Closed Labor Day

The library will be closed on Labor Day, September 3.

Closed Pioneer Day

The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 24, for the Pioneer Day holiday.

Golf Tournament

3rdAnnual Saratoga Springs Library
Golf Tournament
4 Man Scramble

This year's event will be held Friday, August 3rd at the challenging Talons Cove Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Enjoy a complete program of special events, 18 holes of golf (including cart), lunch, door prizes for each player, and various awards...

Great door prizes
Mulligan Opportunities
Longest drive contests
Closest to the pin challenge
There will be an awards presentation directly after golf at
 The Talon’s Cove Club House

Golf attire is required. Collared shirts and shorts. No steel spikes are allowed on the course. All participants must be at least 18 years of age.
To help us properly plan for this event, please pre-register by contacting:
friendsofthesslibrary@gmail.com

Talon’s Cove
Golf Course
2220 S. Talons Cove Dr.Saratoga Springs, UT (801)407-3030www.talonscove.comAugust 3, 2012
Registration: 7:30 am
Tee Off: 8:15 am 
Cost: $55 per player

Story Time


Story time continues through July except on the 24th.  Join us in the City Council Chambers upstairs from the library, Tuesdays at 10am.  The library will open at 9:45am for your returns and will be open following Story Time so you can borrow books. 

Adult Book Club

Our Adult book club this month is on Thursday, July 19, 10am.  We're discussing Barbara Kingsolver's book, The Bean Trees.  Call Barbara Poduska to borrow a copy (801-766-3805).

Kids Book Club

Calling all girls! We're reading The Littles for book club this month, July 19, 7pm..  Girls who just completed grades 2, 3 or 4 are invited participate.  Register at the library or call 801-766-6513.

Teen Self Defense Class

Teens are welcomed to join a self defense class at the library on Thursday, July 26, 7:30pm.  We'll talk about fingerprints and receive training from a Saratoga Springs police officer.  Sign up at the library or call 801-766-6513.

Free For Kids

Calling all kiddos. Be sure to pick up your Governor's Reading Calendar and Hooper Soar with Reading activity book!  They're free and on the counter in the library.

Vampires, Werewolves and Monsters Event!

Teens we're excited to invited you to a night of Vampires, Werewolves and Monsters!  Register at the library before our event which will be Thursday, June 28th from 7:30-8:30pm.  Look forward to creating your own personal String Doll, an action packed game and snacks!  See you there!

Barnes & Noble- Earn a Free Book

Barnes & Noble is offering a fun Summer Reading Program which may even earn you a free book! Here's how it works: 1. Read any 8 books and record them on the B&N Reading Journal. 2. Bring the Reading Journal to any nearest B&N. 3. Choose a free book from the list provided on the Reading Journal. Please click on this link for details & to print your B&N Reading Journal: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/379003570
Happy Reading!

Summer Reading Kick-off Sucess

Thank you to all those who came out to support the Summer Reading Kick-off held at Neptune Park on June 1st! Even our own Alaynah Woodhouse, Miss Saratoga Springs, came out to read with the Chick-fil-A cow! It was a great time!

Utah State Park Pass

The library now has a pass for all Utah State Parks. There is no charge; available on a first come - first served basis. Check with the library for details.

Book Sale

The library will be offering a BOOK SALE at Saratoga Splash on June 9 at Neptune Park. 
Visit us from 11am till 4pm.

Summer Reading Kick-off

Join us Friday, June 1 at 7pm for our Summer Reading Kick-off at Neptune Park! Bring a blanket, your family and some books to read together!  Snacks will be provided and the Chick-fil-A cow will be there.

Summer Reading registration begins on June 2 at the library and continues through June 9.

Closed June 9th

Due to Saratoga Splash, the library will be closed on Saturday, June 9.  Please join us at the parade and then at Neptune Park.

Science at the Library!

Science Night at the Library - Fun with Chemistry
Saturday, May 5, 2012
7:00 PM
Loud Bangs        Beautiful Colors        Big Flames
Surprising Reactions
 
Entertaining for all ages
Snacks and beverages will be provided
 
Professors Charles Atwood and Jeff Statler from the University of Utah will entertain us with a series of chemistry demonstrations and will be available to answer questions afterwards.

Winner Announcements: 2012 Library Giveaway

Congratulations to Saratoga Springs Public Library, UTAH, which had the most entries on its behalf!  Their patrons love their library!

The library selected Prize Package P - 12 Mixed Titles from our sponsors Sterling Publishing, Albert Whitman, Scarletta Press, and Shadow Mountain.

To see a complete list of all the winning libraries, please visit Compass Book Ratings.  Thank you to all who participated and we look forward to next year.If you haven't checked out our new searchable database, then come on over and Search by Content Level.

Wonderful Service Available

Anyone interested in materials for the blind or physically handicapped? We can access books and tapes from the Utah State Library at no cost. Please contact Sue (801-766-6513) as soon as possible if this is a service you can use.

Summer Reading Volunteers!

We're planning our Summer Reading program, Dream Big, and could use more volunteers.  If interested, please contact Sue at the library (801-766-6513).

Anniversary Week Recap!

Many thanks to all who supported our Anniversary Events last week!  Special thanks to Kelly Woodrum who coordinated all the activities and to Bank of American Fork for their generous donation of $21,000.00!

Class Display

Come check out the wonderful display of creative writing by Mrs. Gleason's English Language Development class from Vista Heights Middle School!

Anniversary Week Celebration!

The library is celebrating its one year anniversary during the week of March 26.  Please call (801-766-6513) to register for any of these events:
 
Monday, March 26, 12:30-2pm - Tea Party with authors Karen Hoover and Heather Moore
Tuesday, March 27, 4-6pm - Meet and Greet with authors Bree Despain and Brodi Ashton
Wednesday, March 28 - 12:30-2pm - Tea Party with authors Annette Lyon and Jenni James
Thursday, March 29 - 4:30-6pm - Fun for Kids
 
The final celebration will be held Friday, March 30, 4-6pm - author J. Scott Savage and a special presentation by the Bank of American Fork.  No registration required.

In-n-Out Reading Program!

KIDS ages 4-12:  Join the In-n-Out Burger reading program, "Cover to Cover."  Read 5 books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger.  Each child may earn up to 3 certificates.  Program runs through April 14.  Register and receive your reading log at the library.

Anniversary Celebration!

The week of March 26-31 we'll be celebrate our 1st anniversary!
Come Join Us! 
Monday, March 26, 12:30-2pm
Tea Party with authors Karen Hoover and Heather Moore.  Limited to 50 participants.  Please pre-register by calling 801-766-6513.
Tuesday, March 27, 4:00-6pm
Tea Party with authors Bree Despain and Brodi Ashton. Limited to 50 participants. Please pre-register by calling 801-766-6513.
Wednesday, March 28, 12:30-2pm
Tea Party with authors Annette Lyon and Jenni James.  Limited to 50 participants.  Please pre-register by calling 801-766-6513.
Friday, March 30, 4-6pm
Anniversary Celebration with J. Scott Savage, author of the Far World series.  Join us for cake and a special presentation from the Bank of American Fork.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

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Make sure to visit the library on March 1st! The first 100 children will receive a free Dr. Seuss hat, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday on Friday, March 2nd. 

Squeaky Clean Reads Library Giveaway

Here is a wonderful chance for our local library to earn some wonderful new books. Click below to see the details on entries into the 2012 Clean Reads Library Giveaway!! Help us out!

President's Day

Please note that the library will be closed Feb. 20 for President's Day!

Inter-Library Loan

Really need/want a book that we don’t have? For $3.00 you can request the book from the Utah State Library. Items usually arrive within 7 days! Speak to the library front desk to arrange the book request!

OverDrive & OneClickDigital

 Download ebooks and audiobooks at no charge using your library card. Ask the library staff for more info.

Free iPhone & Android App

BookMyne3.0 allows you to access your library account and place holds, renew items, search for items and lots of other fun features.

Anniversary Celebration

 Join us the week of March 26-31, as we celebrate our 1st anniversary. There will be different treats each day with a special celebration at the end of the week. More details to follow!

Reference Section

New in the Reference Section: Encyclopedia Britannica collection of science books with a SD-X Reader pen – Humans; Animals; Under the Sea, Dinosaurs, Reptiles and Birds; Earth; Space. These may only be used in the library.

Special Closing Dates

Please note that the library will be closed on the following dates/times:
  • The library will be closed from 5:30-6pm on Tuesday, January 3, so everyone can attend the swearing in of the new City Council members
  • The library will be closed on Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King holiday

Story Time Changes

Happy New Year To Everyone! Welcome 2012! Starting January 3rd, Story Time will be held at 9:30 am and 10:30 am. Mark your calendars & see you there!