- Books and Me Special Announcements
**Books and Me Library will be closed on Monday, 5/27/2013, in observance of Memorial Day.
**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
- 2013 Summer Classes accept registration NOW!
Please carefully read each class introduction by clicking on the hyperlink, then download the 2013 Summer 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!
- 2013 Summer Wonderful Art Class
In session 1, the theme is "Advancing Watercolor"; in session 2, the theme is "Advancing Pencil Sketch"; in session 3, the theme is "Advancing Charcoal and Pastel".
Three groups to choose from, please choose according to the age:
Age 8-10 group (WA61): 9:30-10:30 (1 hour class)
Age 4-6 group (WA62): 10:45-11:30.
Age 5-7 group (WA63): 11:45-12:30.
- 2013 Summer Abacus Class
Thursday group (ABA4): 3:30-4:30, accept new students.
Continuing Tuesday group (ABA21): 3:30-4:30, accept new students.
Continuing Tuesday group (ABA22): 4:30-5:30, accept new students.
Continuing Tuesday group (ABA23): 5:30-6:30, accept new students.
Continuing Tuesday group (ABA24): 6:30-7:30, accept new students.
Saturday NEW group (ABA61): 2:00-3:00, for new students!
Continuing Saturday group (ABA62): 3:00-4:00.
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.
- Spring classes:
Spring Abacus Class
Spring Wonderful Art Class
Spring Preschool Chinese Class
"Let's Sing Chinese" Music Circle Time
Spring Piano Preparation Group Class
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and schedule changes.
- 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
Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:00am
Please Note: The story time on 5/22/2013 will be held the last time before summer. We will not have Toddler story time from 5/29 to 8/21/2013 due to summer vacation and will resume on 8/28/2013.
This event is suitable for babies and toddlers aged 6 month to 3 year-old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space limited to 25 babies.
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.
- Saturday Story Time
11:30 am to 12:00 every Saturday for children 3 year-old and older.
There will be no story time from 6/22/2013 to 8/10/2013 due to summer vacation. It will resume on 8/17/2013.
Click here to sign up.
- 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: Babushka Baba Yaga
Written by: Patricia Polacco
Baba Yaga is a witch famous throughout Russia for eating children, but Baba Yaga is really a kind and lonely individual who just wants a grandchild to love. She disguises herself as a Babushka and becomes the caretaker of the little boy, Victor. Baba Yaga becomes close with the child and the two develop a strong love for one another. It's a great story about accepting others who are different and about judging others based on who they really are, not how they look or what you have heard about them. Young children can relate to Baba Yaga's experience and even sympathize for her loneliness. A wonderful book with meaning. Traditional Chinese with Zhu-Yin. Ages 4-up.
|| Book: Artie and Julie
Written by:Chih-Yuan Chen
Artie is a happy little lion, and he's supposed to hunt rabbits. Julie is a happy little rabbit, and she's supposed to avoid lions. But they become friends before they know they are meant to be enemies. The tedious stories are told simultaneously. There are two mini-books side-by-side. The two booklets come together when the animals are together and then split out again when they go back to their homes. The story deals with prejudice in a nice way that children can understand. The world is not always as adults- even your parents - would tell you, you have to make up your own mind. 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