Every Day is Earth Day

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Rose4Reading

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd as a way to raise awareness about protecting the Earth. Did you know that the very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970? That was 44 years ago! Earth Day is also a great way to remember how important it is to protect our planet everyday! You can always make a difference by recycling, cleaning up . . . more »

Bubbly Bubbles

Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 by Rose4Reading

No matter how old you are, you can always have fun with bubbles. The wonderful thing about bubbles is that something fun can also become something educational. The Santa Clara County Library District has a great selection of books that will teach you more about the science behind bubbles. I Wonder Why Soap Makes Bubbles and Other Questions About Science Bubbles Float, Bubbles Pop Super . . . more »

So You Want to Be President?

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Rose4Reading

So You Want to Be President? In honor of President's Day, I would like to share the book So You Want to Be President? with you. Not only has this fantastic book won a Caldecott Medal, but it is also very funny. By the time you finish reading, you will have learned more new facts about presidents than you ever thought you would know. I enjoyed it so much that I . . . more »

Baby Storytime at Saratoga Library

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Rose4Reading

Did you know that the Saratoga Library now has a baby storytime? Baby storytime is a wonderful opportunity for the baby and adult to enjoy books, songs, and action rhymes together. The baby storytime will take place every Thursday from January 23 to February 27 at 11:30 AM in the Orchard Room. This program is for pre-walking babies. Baby and adult only please. Please register . . . more »

Nonfiction for the New Year

Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by Rose4Reading

You can learn so many new things from nonfiction (factual) books! The wonderful thing about these books is that you can explore your curiosity for many different subjects. Nonfiction books can teach you facts about science, history, art, animals, and more. For example, did you know that the struthiomimus dinosaurs were built like horses and ran at a speed of about 35 miles an hour? . . . more »

Remembering Barbara Park

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013 by Rose4Reading

April 21, 1947 -- November 15, 2013 Barbara Park was an outstanding children's author who wrote many books that children love to read. She will always be remembered for her humorous Junie B. Jones series as well as many other books that have been enjoyed by both children and adults throughout the years. Here are a few of my favorite Barbara Park books: Skinnybones The . . . more »

Family Dog Movies

Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Rose4Reading

Put all your shopping aside for some family holiday movies! The library has a wonderful collection of family holiday movies that everyone can enjoy. The Dog Who Saved Christmas Lady and the Tramp The Twelve Dogs of Christmas I Want A Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown . . . more »

To Grandmother's House We Go

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013 by Rose4Reading

With the holidays just around the corner, this is the time for families and friends to visit each other and build lifelong memories together. When it comes to grandparenting, the library has a wide array of books that include fun activities, tips, and other useful information for any grandparent. The Grammie Guide Grandparents The Grandparents Handbook If I Knew It Was Going to Be This . . . more »

Happy Halloween from the Saratoga Library

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Rose4Reading

The staff at the Saratoga Library would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy Halloween! On Tuesday October 29, 2013 we had a very fun Halloween Family Fun program that included stories, crafts, and trick-or-treating at the library. Don't worry if you missed the event, because the Saratoga Library will be hosting many more fun children's programs in the near future. Check out . . . more »

Mmmm...National Candy Corn Day!

Posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013 by Rose4Reading

Did you know that October 30 is National Candy Corn Day? If you love candy corn then you will not want to miss out on this wonderful holiday. While enjoying your candy corn, check out some of these sweet books: Candy Corn - a wonderful collection of poems about Halloween and candy corn. Julius's Candy Corn- a toddler book by a favorite author. Kitten in . . . more »

Curiosity Leads to Lifelong Learning at the Library!

Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 by Rose4Reading

Curiosity Day will be celebrated on September 21, but there is never a time to stop being curious! Just like Curious George, every child is filled with curiosity and the eagerness to learn. By visiting your local library, you and your child can gain new knowledge through books, movies, music, and other useful resources. Whether your children love music, fairies, trains, or sharks, the library . . . more »

Homework Help Tips Parent Workshop

Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 by Rose4Reading

Join us on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. for a free workshop for parents of elementary and middle school children! Learn homework strategies and tips to help make homework time easier for both parents and children. This is a free workshop provided by Huntington Learning Center and it will take place in the Saratoga Library Orchard Room.