- Books and Me Library Special Announcement:
-Make a donation (min. $30)every year and you can upgrade to VIP members!
Please contact our librarians through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for benefits and details.
- ALL 2017 Spring Classes are open for registration NOW! You are welcomed to stop by our library to sign up classes and also take a look our newly renovated classrooms!
-Please read each class introduction carefully, then download the 2017 Spring Class Registration Form. Fill out the information and bring the form and your payment to Books and Me Library to register for classes. All classes are open only to our members, and require parent participation or accompany. Most classes are taught in Mandarin, but all teachers are bilingual. Class sizes are small and filled out soon. So register now to get your spot!
- Spring Clay Sculpture
What is more fun than playing with water? Playing with water and dirt! Professional art teacher leads your child into the world of sculpture!
For 6 years and older! Class meets on Saturday at 2:15-3:15pm, starting on January 14.
- Spring Wonderful Art
Professional art teacher will lead your children to try various art media (sketch, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic....) and improve their drawing and painting skills. Children move through levels based on age and skill development.
This spring, the first session will focus on 'Transportation Vehicles', and the second session will be 'Vegetables', followed by "Villages" in third session.
Five groups in the spring, please choose based on the age:
Age 8-10 group (WA61): 9:30-10:30 (1 hour class)
Age 4-5 group (WA62): 10:45-11:30.
Age 5-6 group (WA63): 11:45-12:30.
Age 6-7 group (WA64): 12:45-1:30.
Advance (10+) group (WA65): 3:30-5:00.
- 2017 Elementary Abacus Class
Plan to improve math skills this year? Come join the effective Elementary Abacus class. Our students, age 5-10, won medals at regional competition! In the weekly class, they learn clear number values and concepts, and improve computation speed by special Abacus tricks. Build solid foundation in math and gain confidence all the way up!
Saturday Classes start on January 14:
Tuesday Classes start on January 10:
Special Preschool Session accepting 3-4 year olds:
ABA21: 3:30-4:30, will start on Tuesday, January 10.
- Spring Preschool Chinese Class
All NEW curriculum and teaching method for your 3-6 years old! Learn to recognize hundreds of characters in this fun class filled with songs, rhymes, games, and stories! 100% Mandarin Immersion. Parent accompany required, but no need to sit in the classroom.
Monday Session (PC11): 10:10-11:00, starting on January 23
Saturday session (PC61): 12:10-1:00, starting on January 21
2017 Spring "Let's Sing Chinese" Music Circle Time
Wednesday session (MCT3)New Time: 9:30-10:15, start date TBD
Saturday session (MCT6): 10:30-11:15, starts on January 21!.
Specially designed for 18 months to 42 months old, this class
integrates singing, instrument playing, movement, music
appreciation, and Chinese learning into one fun-packed lesson!
A new topic every week covering basic concepts and Chinese terms. Great beginning Mandarin immersion experience for toddlers. Parent/Guardian participation required!
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and schedule changes.
- Books & Me Children's Chinese Library is open to MEMBERS only.
Membership is free. You will need a Books and Me Library Card to use the facility and borrow books. Please bring your ID with updated address and apply for a library card in person at Books
and Me Library. .
**All check-out procedures have to be completed 15 minutes before closing time. It will be greatly appreciated if you can reserve enough time to browse and borrow our library materials when visiting the library.
**Thanks to our members' generosity, our books and Audio/Visual materials are exceeding what our space allows. When you donate, please
--Always call or email ahead to double check library hours before bringing your donation.
--We can only take **new and slightly used books, CD's and VCD's that are suitable for children under 12. We DO NOT ACCEPT cassette tapes or VHS tapes.
*If you come with donating items, there will be a possibility that you will need to bring them back if we cannot take them.
We greatly appreciate your understanding.
- *Wednesday Baby/Toddler Story Time **11:00-11:30am**!
Suitable for children aged 6 month to 3 year-old and parent/guardian participation is required.
** The space is limited to 20 babies. Only general membership of Books and Me and weekly sign-up are required. Please Sign up here now.
*Saturday Story Time: 11:30am to NOON
For children 3 year-old and older. All members are welcomed to join us but sign-up online is required
Sign up now.
- Library Operating Hours:
4600 El Camino Real,
Los Altos, CA 94022
Tel: 650-941-4379 , Email: email@example.com
- 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: The Eyes of The Train Station
Written by: Qiu Xia Xie
This dad is a rail fan. He loves to carry his camera and take kids to visit train stations during holidays. This time they went to see an old train station This time they went to an old, milk-yellow wooden station with 5 windows which looked just like big bull eyes! There are many old train stations in Taiwan. Every old train station has its unique history. Let's visit these beautiful stations by reading the station series, and see how many train stations in Taiwan right now. Traditional Chinese with Zhu-Yin. Kids 4-up.
The Four Wishes
Written by: Yi Xin Shi
Long time ago, A-Jun and his mother worked hard every day but were still very poor. A-Jun wondered “the water of the lake flows but why it is still muddy? I work so hard but why I am still so poor?” Then he heard that there was an old wise man who would help solve any problems. A-Jun decided to see the old man and get the answers he’d always wanted. This book was selected for Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. The author painted the rural scenery and the characters with oriental ink painting style which provided the glamor and charm of the Chinese 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.
|The Zhaoyu Cultural Foundation (ZCF)
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the State of
California. Our mission is to promote multi-lingual mastery of Chinese
language, culture and identity among overseas Chinese children in North
The Books & Me Children's Chinese Library is our first
community service. For information about the Foundation and our future
plans, please click links below:
- We also want to thank the following volunteers for their
extraordinary work to make the library launch smoothly:
- Gina Ng
- Jenny Huang
- Sharon Wang
- Sharon Chiu
- Chia-Chun Wu
- Aaron Chum
- Samantha Chang