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‘Help Us Soar’ at County Libraries

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to ‘Help Us Soar’ as librarians strive to meet the goal of checking out six million items during this fiscal year.

The San Bernardino County Library system has increased circulation to over five and a half million items in the previous years, and now wants to meet a new milestone of circulating six million items by June 30. The Library’s 650,000 card holders are encouraged to ‘Help Us Soar’ in the following ways:

  • Sign up for a library card during Library Card Sign Up Month. In September, new library card owners will get a limited edition Disney Incredibles sticker while supplies last. Sign up for a traditional library card online or in person at a local County library, or sign up for an eContent card online.

 

  • Obtain a traditional library card. A library card issued in person from a branch gives the owner access to physical materials, such as books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines at all 32 branch libraries, as well as access to branch public computers and printers. Traditional library card holders will also have access to all electronic resources available to eContent card holders.
  • Get an eContent card on the County Library website www.sbclib.org. The eContent card acquired from the County Library website gives the owner access to electronic materials such as eBooks, audiobooks, music, and digital magazines. This is a great option for residents of California who are unable to visit a physical library location.
  • Download digital resources such as OverDrive and Cloud Library for eBooks and audiobooks, Freegal music, and digital magazines.

The ‘Help Us Soar’ campaign is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read.  Reading at grade level by the third grade is one of the greatest predictors of children’s success in school, their likelihood of going to college, and their future earning potential. The San Bernardino County Library system facilitates programs and events at all branch libraries to encourage children to check out books to read.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

The New Book Festival Returns to the Chino Hills Branch Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Chino Hills James S. Thalman Library for the Annual New Book Festival.  Once again, thousands of new books will be available to customers for the very first time.  Be among the first to crack open one of these wonderful new titles.  Come and celebrate literacy and meet Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, and Spider Man. Don’t forget to take pictures.  Visit for a chance to see the Batmobile, a fire engine, or a police car up close. Build memories in our Jumbo Block play area, make fun crafts, enjoy face painting and balloon artists, dance to a live DJ, and much more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The Annual Chino Hills New Book Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 3 to 7 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes.  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Chino Hills Library is at 14020 City Center Drive in Chino Hills.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision, www.sbcounty.gov/vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

Party Retro Style at County Libraries

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to boogie on over to the library during the month of September for the first ever Retro Month celebration. Retro Month will be celebrated throughout the month of September and occur in all San Bernardino County Library branches.  Every 30 items checked out earns a choice of a plush Kermit The Frog keychain, Tamagotchi, or Mario themed lanyard (while supplies last), as well as an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win the grand prize: a Classic Nintendo Gaming system.

Throughout the month, there are also special events and storytimes at various library locations.

These events are another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read.

The San Bernardino County Library Retro Parties will take place in the following locations:

  • Sep. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m., Hesperia Branch Library, 9650 7th Avenue in Hesperia.
  • Sep. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m., Lewis Library & Technology Center, 8437 Sierra Avenue in Fontana.
  • Sep. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m., Newton T. Bass Library, 14901 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley.
  • Sep. 25 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Running Springs Branch Library, 2677 Whispering Pines in Running Springs.
  • Sep. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m., Adelanto Branch Library, 11497 Bartlett Avenue in Adelanto
  • Sep. 29 from 12 to 2 p.m., Chino Branch Library, 13180 Central Avenue in Chino.

The San Bernardino Library Retro Storytimes will take place in the following locations:

  • Sep. 6 from 12 to 1 p.m., Rialto Branch Library, 251 West 1st Street in Rialto.
  • Sep. 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sam J. Racadio Library & Environmental Learning Center, 7863 Central Avenue in Highland.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

 

Chino Hills library breaks record circulating 1 million items

The San Bernardino County Library- James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch made history by circulating 1 million items to the Chino Hills community during this past fiscal year, 2017-18.  This is the first time in the 104-year history of the San Bernardino County Library that a single branch library has checked out over 1 million items.

Contrary to trends throughout the nation showing decreases in library usage the interest in libraries throughout San Bernardino County continues to grow and Chino Hills is a prime example with this recent accomplishment. Over the course of the last year, the Chino Hills Branch Library has held a number of events to increase community participation and showcase new materials at these events which included a New Book Festival, Library Luau, Super Hero and Galaxy Event along with base programming for babies through adults.

The entire San Bernardino County Library system, comprised of 32 branches, also continues its growth trends checking out over 5.5 million items this year alone, up from the 2.5 million circulated in 2013. This achievement has been supported by diligent planning and deliberate efforts to increase and maintain a modern, relevant and accessible collection by library staff and administration.

In honor of the James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch’s accomplishment, a community event will be held on Tuesday, July 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Chino Hills Library which will include crafts, a live DJ, jumbo Lego blocks, opportunity drawings for prizes, and a visit from Buzz Lightyear. Please join us for this exciting celebration and come see what the Library has to offer.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all the people who call San Bernardino County home.

The Library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision, www.sbcounty.gov/vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County Library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

Set Sail For Adventure with the Summer Reading Program

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to Set Sail For Adventure and celebrate the summer season at the Library Summer Reading Program. Enjoy an amazing ocean-themed experience, meet some favorite characters, and earn some awesome prizes for meeting reading goals.  Enjoy a variety of fun-filled crafts, informative activities, performers and more.

The Summer Reading Program is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read.  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The San Bernardino County Library Summer Reading Program begins June 11 and runs through August 4 at all San Bernardino County Library branches.

For more Summer Reading Program information, please visit sbclib.org or contact your local branch library.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit sbclib.org or call (909) 387-2220.

New Book Festival and 10th Anniversary of the Fontana Branch Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center for the 3rd Annual New Book Festival and 10th Anniversary.  Once again, thousands of new books will be available for patrons for the very first time.  Be among the first to crack open one of these wonderful new titles.  Come and celebrate literacy and meet Wonder Woman, Batman, Captain America, and Spider Man. Don’t forget to take pictures.  Come see the Batmobile, a fire engine, or a police car up close. Build memories in the Jumbo Block play area, make fun crafts, enjoy face painting and balloon artists, dance to a live DJ, and much more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The 3rd Annual Fontana New Book Festival will take place on Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes.  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center is at 8437 Sierra Avenue in Fontana.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

Come to the Library Luau at the Highland Library branch

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Highland Sam J. Racadio Library & Environmental Learning Center for a Library Luau.  Don’t forget to take pictures with Moana. Enjoy a variety of fun-filled crafts, a balloon artist, face painter, and more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The Library Luau will take place on Tuesday, April 10 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library cards, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Sam J. Racadio Library & Environmental Learning Center is at 7863 Central Avenue in Highland.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

Apple Valley Branch Library Grand Reopening on April 28

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the widely anticipated Grand Reopening of the Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Branch Library on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m.

Join the community and local dignitaries for the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting as the doors to this greatly valued High Desert resource are reopened.

“This will be an outstanding day for Apple Valley,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert Lovingood, a resident of Apple Valley. “This is a great town with great people and we are thanking them for their patience and support with a greatly improved library.”

Following the ceremony, enjoy a morning of fun and activities for the whole family including a live DJ, face painting, crafts, giveaways and appearances by Captain America and Princess Belle. Then take time to tour the newly renovated library that houses all new public use computers, an automatic book return sorter, new high-efficiently LED lighting, a completely upgraded HVAC system, and more than 25,000 new books and materials.

This reopening comes after the completion of an extensive retrofit of the previously compromised roof truss system, which forced the library to close in mid-2015 and relocate to a temporary location while work was conducted. Over the course of the closed period the County worked diligently on a solution that ultimately required the complete removal, redesign and replacement of the roof truss system. The County is excited to see this project come to completion and looks forward to continuing to serve the community.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. Visitors should bring their library card as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an awesome inflatable hammer and an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win fantastic incentives!  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Branch Library is at 14901 Dale Evans Parkway.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit the library website or call (909) 387-2220.

County Library hosts Cover to Cover Club

The San Bernardino County Library is partnering with In-N-Out Burger again this year to promote reading among children this spring. The Cover to Cover program kicks off on Saturday, March 3 and will run through Saturday, April 14. This program will encourage students to read in all communities across the county.

To participate in this program, visit any of the 32 San Bernardino County Branch Libraries to sign up. Participants must be between the ages of 4 and 12, and a parent or guardian will need to sign to acknowledge reading accomplishments. For every five books read, an achievement award and voucher for a free hamburger or cheeseburger will be issued. Each child may earn a total of three awards and vouchers for the duration of the program.

In support of the Countywide Vision’s Vision2Read literacy campaign, this program will help to improve literacy among children ages 4 to 12, with the help of incentives, by inspiring an excitement to read, providing achievement goals,  and encouraging a reading routine.

The San Bernardino County Library system is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serve a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County Library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision, by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County Library system, please visit sbclib.org or call (909) 387-2220.

The San Bernardino County Library celebrates Seuss

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to join in the celebration of everyone’s favorite author, Dr. Seuss. A week-long celebration of reading and Dr. Seuss is in store, in support of the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read, and NEA’s Read Across America initiative. Starting Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, March 11, each of our 32 branch libraries will host a special-themed storytime or event featuring popular Dr. Seuss stories.

All SBCL branches will host fun programs for the whole family which include crafts and reading favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Select branches will offer opportunity drawings for prizes and more. Please check with your local County library for more details.

NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading initiative and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

The San Bernardino County Library System is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit www.sbclib.org or call (909) 387-2220.

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