"Enriching Minds, Energizing Lives!"

*TEENS* Write up and turn in
[5] book reviews between
June 10th and August 5th.
Receive [one] Ticket for
each book review
Enter tickets at the library
for a chance to win 2 passes to


Friends of the Library is hosting a BOOK SALE 
at the Bank of American Fork 
(in the basement).

 Noon to 4:00 p.m. 

1543 North Redwood Road Saratoga Springs 


Free Merit Badge classes

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Coin collecting, collections, and/or stamp collecting merit badges
Earn one, two or all three!
Saturday, June 14th 10:00a.m. to noon
City Council Chambers
$5 for the session in uniform or $10 for the session if out of uniform
Registration at the door. Pay with cash or check (made out to Friends of the Library), please.

Please go to meritbadge.org to view requirements before attending.

What does the fee cover? Cost of materials & room. Who do I make the check out to? Friends of the Library. Does my son have to do all 3 merit badges? No, he can do any one of them. Is it $5 per merit badge? No, $5 covers all. Will there be a class size limit? No, everyone who wants to join will be able.
Call the library for any questions.

Girls Book Club meet’s on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series #1)
Boys Book Club meet’s on the 4th Saturday of the month.

June 14th (Girls) - Charlotte's Web by EB White
June 28th (Scouts) - Maze Runner by James Dashner

July 12th (Girls) - From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsberg
No Book Club for Scouts

August 9th (Girls) - The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade by Kenneth Derby
August 26th (Scouts) - Rocket Boys by Homer Hickman

September 13th (Girls) - Frindle by Andrew Clements
September 27th (Scouts) - Noises Off by Michael Frayn

October 11th (Girls) - The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine
October 22rd (Scouts) - The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

November 8th (Girls) - A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
No Scout Book Club (Thanksgiving Day)

December 13th (Girls) - The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
No Scout Book Club (Christmas Day)

The Science of Magic

Tuesday, June 10th

7:00 PM

Vista Heights Middle School

484 W. Pony Express Parkway, Saratoga Springs


“Magic Century” the magician will perform illusions

And Professor Jim Hutchings, neuroscientist

will help us understand how the brain can be tricked during illusions.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library

You’re invited…
To bring your friends to the stuffed animal sleepover 
at the library.

Drop off your friend
 at the library on
Thursday, June 19th between 10 am-7 pm

When you drop them off you will register them for the evening.
They will spend the night at the library playing, reading stories and probably staying up very late.
Come back and pick them up, and see what they did all night, Saturday, June 20th between 10 am-3 pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Rules:
Only one furry friend  per person, please.
Open to all ages!
Please make sure you can sleep without them for a couple nights
You must pick them up by Tuesday 06/24/14 before 7 PM or we will have to charge for babysitting!
Mad Science

Saratoga Springs Public Library

Summer Reading Kick off

Tuesday, June 10th @ 10:00 a.m.

Neptune Park
452 W 400 N, Saratoga Springs

The library will be closed during these hours 10:00-noon


Free Water Color Class

FREE watercolor class for 8-12 Year olds- No age exceptions.  
Online registration is required. Each class is limited 8 students per a class.
These are single session classes.

Monday, June 2nd
Thursday, June 5th
Monday, June 9th

All classes are 1:00-2:00 p.m.

They will be taught by a local professional, Arlene Newcomb, in the library.
Online registration is open thru May 31st or until full.

Online Registration:

1.       Go to our website: www.saratogaspringscity.com/civicevents
2.       In the Registration Box “Click Here”.
3.       Click drop down arrow next to select.
4.       Register your child.
Registration for Summer Reading opens May 17th. Drop by the library to sign up. 

All kids ages 4-12 are eligible to register, registration is limited to 300 kids who will be eligible for reading prizes.

Below is a brief hint about what will be going on this summer. This information is all included in the registration packet. Kids who do not register are still welcome to attend library programs.

Dear Parents,

Your children are invited to join the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s Summer Reading Program and attend the fun programs and events we are planning for children ages 18 months to thirteen years. This summer’s theme, “Fizz, Boom, Read!,” explores all kinds of science topics from the five senses to animals and more. The programs are free and open to children of all abilities.

The public library cares about your children and has planned programs to keep them reading and learning all summer. Whether keeping track of the amount of time your children spend reading or participating in our various activities, children who join the summer reading program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed.

We do ask a couple of things of you as your children take part in this summer reading program. The library is unable to keep an eye on unattended children, so please remain at the programs with your children. Keep track of the number of minutes your children read. This time log will be used to award prizes at the closing party to children who have read the most minutes over the summer.

The time log used by the summer reading program will award prizes to children for every two groups completed. Prizes cannot be exchanged or substituted this year.

1.      Burger King Ice Cream Certificate
2.      Del Taco Certificate  
3.      Chick-Fil-A Certificate
4.      Café El Lago Certificate
5.      Boondocks Certificate- Good for Miniature Golf or Laser Tag

We will be keeping track of children who complete all five certificates; their names will be entered into a drawing for a special prize at the end of the summer reading program.

In addition, this year we are asking you to build a volcano (or similar science experiment) at home with your children, and to bring it in to the library to be entered into another contest where prizes will be drawn at the closing party. We’d love to see these experiments in the library as part of our decorations for the summer.

Finally, our last exciting activity that is a new addition to this year’s summer reading program is the “Book Swap” - bring in books that your children have read and outgrown for “Brain Bucks.” On the final day of the program your children will be able to use their “Brain Bucks” to choose new books from this collection to take home and read.

Thank you,

Library Staff & Volunteers
City of Saratoga Springs Library

A Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors and Volunteers who make this event possible!

Saratoga Springs Literacy Center
Summer Session runs
June 9th to July 31st 

Mondays & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday 
4:30-5:15 pm


1. Go to the city's website: SaratogaSpringsCity.com
2. Under Departments click ‘Library’
3. Click ‘Literacy Center’
4. Click Literacy Center Registration
5. Click drop down arrow next to select
6. Register your child

Free to Saratoga Springs Residents
$20. Registration Fee For Non- Residents
For more information go to www.saratogaspringscity.com/library