Friends of the Saratoga Libraries is a non-profit 501(c)(3) (EIN No. 94-2831256).
The Friends is 100% volunteer run, there are no paid employees.
Founded in 1972 by Saratoga community members, the Friends ongoing focus is to maintain a broad based community organization of persons interested in high quality library services, focusing public attention on library needs and services, encouraging and assisting in providing adequate physical facilities for the Saratoga Library.
The Friends of the Saratoga Libraries is an active community library support group of approximately 750 community resident households and library patrons who show their support for the Saratoga Library by becoming members.
The BOOK-GO-ROUND is the nonprofit used bookstore operated year round by volunteers of the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries. Located in the former library building in Saratoga Village, proceeds benefit the Saratoga Library. There are two additional satellite locations located in the Saratoga Library and Saratoga Community Center.
Membership dues and donations, donations of books, volunteering and purchasing books from the BOOK-GO-ROUND and satellite locations assist the library in maintaining and improving its current high level of library services.
Provide funding grants for materials, furniture and personnel support.
Assist in maintaining high levels of library services.
Inform the community of resources and services of the library.
Provide a vehicle to encourage gifts and endowments to the library.
The Friends does not sell, or make available externally, its membership list. Friends is a 501 (c)(3) organization EIN 94-2831256. Your membership and donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. Donations made after July 1 are included in the following membership year.