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Saratoga Library

13650 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-5099

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Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sunday1pm - 5pm
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Teen Resident Artist @ the Saratoga Library

Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2014 by birvog

Let me introduce Kevin Chow: He is our first teen resident artist at the Saratoga Library. Kevin is in 9th grade in Saratoga High School. His two pieces of art called “Watch” and “Stare” are now displayed in the teen area. Let Kevin explain his art to you: It is the inner primeval spirit of two animals: the dog and the cat. Over time they . . . more »

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 »

Drop Everything and Read

Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2014 by Saratoga_Library

You may remember that Beverly Cleary wrote about D.E.A.R. in Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Since then, “Drop Everything and Read” programs have been held nationwide on April 12th in honor of Mrs. Cleary’s birthday. Readers of all ages and abilities have an excuse, an obligation really, to open a book, magazine or other reading material. Get ready, get set and get reading! Here are some . . . more »

Easy-to-Read Books for ESL Students

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by readingprogram

While roaming the ESL (English as a Second Language) collection at the Milpitas Library today, I found some new books related to the most common needs and goals of ESL learners. This series of books is especially interesting because it addresses common themes like building workplace skills, learning more about academic environments, and getting around town. Here are some of the titles in this series: . . . more »

Save $$$ with DIY Toolkits

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

DIY Kits Coming Soon to SCCLD Saving money on your energy and water bills while making your home more comfortable just got easier for residents in the Santa Clara County Library District. Through public libraries, Silicon Valley Energy Watch is providing Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Home Energy Saving Toolkits that are stocked with supplies and measuring devices. Just like a book, the toolkits can be checked out. . . . more »

Travel Poetry

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Travel_and_Outdoors

April is National Poetry Month. Let us suggest some travel poetry for all ages, to travel ‘through space and time’: For Children: Worlds Apart Traveling With Fernie and Me : Poems Soto, Gary (Book - 2005 ) Wish You Were Here (and I Wasn't) A Book of Poems and Pictures for Globe-trotters McNaughton, Colin (Book - 2000 ) For Adults: Budget Travel Through Space and . . . more »

Volunteers Wanted!

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by readingprogram

Do you have 2 hours a week to help a wonderful person improve his or her speaking, reading and writing skills? The Reading Program seeks volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with adult students at the Campbell, Cupertino, and Saratoga Libraries. Instruction times are flexible, and all tutoring occurs at the library. Reading Program tutors: • Help participants achieve their professional, academic, and personal goals • . . . more »

Fun Activities for ESL Learners

Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by readingprogram

Last weekend, Reading Program staff, Stephanie and I, delivered an in-service to volunteer tutors related to teaching tips and tecniques for ESL students. During the workshop, participants were asked to share some of their favorite lessons. Here are some exciting ideas... One student from Hong Kong wanted to know more about American Thanksgiving traditions, so they discussed traditional holiday menus and looked for some sample . . . more »

Celebrate National Puppy Day

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 by Rose4Reading

March 21, 2014 is National Puppy Day! Regardless of their breed, puppies are irresistable and deserve their own day of celebration. Colleen Paige, the founder of National Puppy Day, hopes to encourage more people to adopt puppies. Not sure how you can celebrate? Check out this great list of ways to celebrate this wonderful day. Not sure if adopting is right for you? Check out . . . more »

Wildflowers are Here

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by Travel_and_Outdoors

Spring time is here in California already. No better time to go for a hike and enjoy the many wildflowers blooming here. Even though we are still waiting and hoping for more rain, the flowers are starting to bloom. If you always wanted to identify them or just know more about them, take one of our guide books along on your next hike: Wildflowers of . . . more »