- Books and Me Special Announcements
**Please Note: Books and Me Library will be closed from 11/25 to 11/30 for a week to celebrate Thanksgiving holiday. Due to the longer closing time, please do not use the Book Return Box to return books.
**All check-out procedures have to be completed 15 minutes before
closing time. Please reserve enough time to browse and borrow our
library materials when visiting. Thank you for your cooperation!!
If you would like to upgrade to VIP members, please contact our
- 2014 Winter-Spring Classes start registration!
Please carefully read each class introduction by clicking on the hyperlink, then download the 2014 Spring Class Registration Form. Read through the terms and conditions
and fill out the information and bring the form and your payment to Books and Me Library in person to register for classes. All classes are open
only to our members, and require parent participation or accompany.
Most classes are taught mainly in Mandarin, but all teachers are bilingual.
Class sizes are small and filled out soon. Some popular classes sold
out in one week, so register now to get your spot!
- 2014 Spring Preschool Chinese Class
Monday Session (PC11): 10:10-11:00, starting on Jan. 6.
Monday Session (PC112): 11:10-12:00, starting on Jan. 6.
Saturday session (PC61): 12:10-1:00, starting on Jan. 11.
Saturday session (PC62): 1:05-1:55, starting on Jan. 11.
All NEW curriculum and teaching method for your 3-6 years old!
Learn to recognize characters between songs, rhymes, games, and
stories! Class meets once every week. 100% Mandarin Immersion. Parent accompany required.
- 2014 Spring Wonderful Art Class
New session starts on January 11!
In session 1, the theme is "Fruits"; session 2's theme is "Transportation", and session 3's theme is "Dogs and Cats".
Five groups to choose from, please choose according to the age:
Age 7+ group (WA61): 9:30-10:30 (1 hour class)
Age 4-5 group (WA62): 10:45-11:30.
Age 5+ group (WA63): 11:45-12:30.
Age 6+ group (WA64): 12:45-1:30.
Age 10+ group (WA65): 4:00-5:00 (1 hour class)
- 2014 Spring Abacus Class
Thursday (ABA4): 3:30-4:30, starting on Jan. 16, for new students.
Saturday (ABA61): 2:00-3:00, starting on Jan. 18, for new students.
Saturday session (ABA62): 3:00-4:00, starting on Jan. 18.
Tuesday (ABA21): 3:30-4:30, starting on Jan. 21, for new students.
Tuesday (ABA22): 4:30-5:30, starting on Jan. 21.
Tuesday (ABA23): 5:30-6:30, starting on Jan. 21.
Tuesday (ABA24): 6:30-7:30, starting on Jan. 21.
Best Way to learn Math and explore Math for beginners! In this weekly
class, kids get clear concept of numbers and faster computation,
through the exercise of both hands and mind. Class is designed for 5-8
years old first-time learners of Abacus.
- 2014 "Let's Sing Chinese" Music Circle Time
Wednesday session (MCT31): 9:30 to 10:15, starting Jan. 15.
Please note NEW TIME for Saturday group:
Saturday session (MCT62): 10:30-11:15, starting on Jan. 11.
Specially designed for 18 months to 42 months oldd, this class
integrates singing, instrument playing, movement, music
appreciation, and Chinese learning!
Four to five sessions per year, one new topic every week which covers basic Chinese terms. Great beginning Mandarin immersion experience for toddlers. Parent/Guardian participation required.
- Spring 2014 Piano Preparation Group Class
starts on December 7!
Accept transfering students to Level B!
A great beginning keyboard class for the first time learners aged 5-6 years old! Professional piano teacher, Ms. Lilian Chen will lead your kids to learn age-appropriate piano technique, basic singing, ear, and rhythm training, fundamental music theory, and individual and group performance training.
Three levels per year. After the three levels, your kids will be ready for private lessons. Each student will have a keyboard in the class to play. Limit to only 8 seats per class. Register as soon as possible.
Class meets from 4:10-5:05 on Saturday afternoon. ***Parent participation required.***
- NEW!2014 Little Drummer Class
Designed for preschoolers 3 to 4 years old, who are not ready for piano or violin class yet. This class will gradually introduce basic theory of rhythms and using percussion instruments and drum pads to learn and master it. With solid foundation of rhythm, learning other instruments will be much easier.
Recommended pre-requisite for 3 year-olds are four sessions of "Let's Sing Chinese" Music Circle Time. Student must be at least 36 months old to register for this class.
In Class Parent Participation REQUIRED!Only 8 seats, first come first serve. Class meets on Saturday morning, 9:45 to 10:20am, and starts on January 25.
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- Books & Me Children's Chinese Library is open to
Membership is free. You will need a Books and Me Library Card to
use the facility and borrow books. Please bring your ID and apply for a library card at Books
- Baby/Toddler Story Time
This event is suitable for babies and toddlers aged 6 month to 3 year-old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space limited to 20 babies.
Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:00am
Please Note: Books and Me Library will be closed from 12/23/13 to 1/02/14 for Christmas and New Year holidays. There will be no story time on 12/25 and 1/1. Please sign up the 1/08/14 story time at noon time on 1/04/14.
Due to limited space, this event is for library VIP members only! Online reservation is required. We apologize that your child will NOT be able to join the story time if you do not sign up even if you are a VIP member. Please
Click here to sign up.
There will be no Saturday Story Time on 12/28/13 and 1/4/14.
- Saturday Story Time
11:30 am to 12:00 every Saturday for children 3 year-old and older.
All members are welcomed to sign up and join us. Children can wear their costume for the event.
Click here to sign up.
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- Books and Me has thousands of books and audio/visual
materials for children, in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
Topics cover natural sciences,
history, culture, education, parenting and more.
- To renew library items, please email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. You only can renew once per item.
Library Theme -Self-recognition
Suggested Reading List (Chinese editions):
| Book: Play Blocks Together
Written by: Takeshita, Fumiko
Let's play blocks. Children can use blocks to build anything that strikes their imagination. It also encourages children to create designs which will help to stimulate their creativity and planning skills. This "Play Together" series is a good source for teaching children problem-solving, organizational, sequential, and hands-on skills. Traditional Chinese with Zhu-Yin. Ages 3-up.
|| Book: The Three Big Bullies
Written by: Xiao, Mei Xi
A boy named Zhou Chu who is tall and has mighty strength. To become the most powerful hero in the world, he goes on a journey to slay three bullies that the villagers fear. But soon he realizes he is one of the bullies, even the most hated. This book re-tells the old Chinese story. All characters are wearing traditional, colorful Chinese facial make-up. Children will like the humour, creativity and sincerity of the story. Traditional Chinese with Zhu-Yin. Ages 4-up.
The success of Books & Me depends on your involvement. We
are looking for volunteers in many fields. Please write to email@example.com if you are interested in
lending a hand.
- Library Assistant/Admin
- Marketing Assistant
- Storyteller/Activity Teacher
- Activity Organizer
- Web Engineer
- Representives from Chinese schools
- Book Carriers
Your junk can be a treasure for us. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for equipment
- Chinese children's audio CDs with or without books
- Chinese children's videos
- A flat screen computer monitor 19" or larger
- A Computer projector SVGA resolution or better
- A Projector screen
Due to space constrain, we do not accept
English books, books for adults (except parenting books), and homework
practice type of books. We also do not accept toys and craft items
unless specified on the website.
Public support is essential to the success of the Library. Your
donation to Books & Me through the Zhaoyu Cultural
Foundation is tax deductible. A small donation can help us bring
more books and better service to your children and the community. For
more information, please click here, or contact us at: email@example.com.