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Join us for a Neverland Event at the Highland Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites you to join us at the Highland Sam J. Racadio Library & Environmental Learning Center as we never grow up, and let our imaginations run wild at this Neverland Event.  Enjoy an amazing experience as you get the chance to meet and greet our Neverland friends Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and Pirate Jake.  Don’t forget your camera.  Enjoy a variety of fun-filled crafts, a balloon artist, and more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The Neverland Event will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.  Be certain to bring your library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns you a ticket for a drawing with a chance to win awesome incentives.  All activities are free and open to all ages.

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

San Bernardino County Library Launches SBCL App

The San Bernardino County Library is set to launch the “SBCL App” for mobile devices.  The SBCL App provides a simple option for the public to access much of what the Library offers all in one place, including:

  • Search for books, movies, and other materials
  • Place and/or check the status of holds
  • Check due dates and renew items
  • Access digital content including eBooks, e-Audio Books, music, and digital magazines
  • Stay current with events at local branches
  • View phone numbers and locations of all 32 branch libraries

The SBCL App is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision2Read Initiative by providing an additional avenue for accessing, utilizing, and enjoying all that the County Library has to offer.

The SBCL App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or by visiting sbclib.boopsie.com.

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, http://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.

Gear Up & Read at the San Bernardino County Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites you to build your mind and participate in our Summer Reading Program: Gear Up & Read!

Throughout the summer, the County Library will host amazing programs and activities as well as give away fantastic rewards at all 32 of our branch libraries. Participating is easy: beam in to your local San Bernardino County Library to sign-up and become part of this read for rewards program to earn exciting weekly incentives.

Gear Up & Read! is part of our county community’s Vision2Read effort. Vision2Read, www.vision2read.com, is a project of the Countywide Vision, www.sbcounty.gov/vision, designed to promote literacy in the county by highlighting literacy-related programs and volunteer opportunities.

This summer, the County Library has a goal of reaching a 10 percent increase in both circulation and participation in the Summer Reading Program, which would put participation at 40,000 individuals.

Reading for rewards is just the beginning. The Library will host various STEM-themed programs including storytime, crafts, discovery time as well as awesome performers who provide exciting, entertaining and educational shows the whole family can enjoy.

The Summer Reading Program is open to all ages so come on in and sign up the entire family. The best part – this program is absolutely free!

The fun doesn’t stop there. The County Library will offer special drawings for children and teens who meet the County Library Reading Challenge. The children’s challenge is to read at least 45 books or the equivalent in pages and minutes to receive a ticket. For teens, the challenge is to read at least eight books or the equivalent to get a ticket. In addition, each child and teen who reach the challenge will receive a ticket for a chance to win a Kindle Fire 7” tablet at their branch library. Also, for every 25 items checked out this summer, receive a ticket for our countywide drawing to win one of the grand prizes which include Samsung Galaxy Tablets, a Nintendo Switch gaming system, a 4 pack of Disneyland tickets and more.

Check out the San Bernardino County Library website, http://www.sbclib.org/, for details on the kick-off events and program information.

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.

New Library E-Resources card available now

library-logoThe San Bernardino County Library is launching a new digital E-Resources card, which allows customers to have access to all of the Library’s online resources. E-Resources card holders will be able to check out e-books through Overdrive, 3M Cloud Library, or Gale e-books; stream free music from Freegal; find job help with JobScout, JobNow, and ReferenceUSA; find homework resources with WorldBook, Kids InfoBits; and much more.

Apply for a digital resources card today to gain access to dozens of resources and popular e-books and audiobooks. New e-titles are added to Overdrive each month for children, teens, and adults.

Individuals interested in applying for a digital E-Resources card can apply online at http://www.sbclib.org/eContentCard.aspx. Minors under age 18 will require parent or guardian permission. The E-Resources card can be used to access all digital resources and databases, with the exception of ABC Mouse and Ancestry.com, which are accessible in branch at all 32 San Bernardino County libraries. To learn more about this exciting card, please visit your local San Bernardino County library or visit our website at www.sbclib.org.

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 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.

Library grand opening celebration in Bloomington

On Saturday, May 14, San Bernardino County will hold a grand opening celebration for the new Bloomington Branch Library.

The 6,700-square-foot library is part of the newly-completed Bloomington Grove affordable housing apartments and Lillian Court senior community. The library is located at 18028 Valley Boulevard in Bloomington.

The Bloomington Branch Library features a children’s reading area, private study rooms and computer lab.Bloomington Library Flyer_English_Spanish

“It’s exciting to bring the fun of books and reading, right into the neighborhood, in a way that will encourage greater access to learning for our local families. The Bloomington Grove family housing, along with Lillian Court senior housing, provide a unique opportunity for residents to live, work and stay in Bloomington. I am so proud of this investment which demonstrates this county’s strong commitment to our unincorporated area residents,” said Supervisor Josie Gonzales.

The free community celebration event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A public dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the library will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by lunch and library tours. Click here for details.

As many as eight food trucks will be on site that day serving a mix of hot dogs, sliders, grilled cheese, Kona ice and cupcakes, plus much more. The first 1,700 attendees will receive a complimentary lunch and dessert ticket.

The family-fun celebration will have music and entertainers including magicians, balloon storytelling and live animals. Booths will feature treats and games. The County Library and Colton Unified School District’s Super Hero Reading Program will be there as well with surprise guests and giveaways. Attendees will also learn more about Vision2Read, a Countywide Vision campaign designed to focus attention on the importance of reading, highlight literacy-related programs and services throughout the county and connect people to available reading resources and/or volunteer opportunities.

The Bloomington Branch Library is part of a greater County reinvestment in the Bloomington community. Along with the library, the County pursued development of 106 much-needed quality affordable housing apartments for seniors and families. The County will begin construction for the second phase of an additional four-acre site which will add 85 units to the Bloomington Grove affordable housing development. The second phase is set to open in Spring 2017. The County developed the housing in partnership with Related California.

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.

Family fun marks opening of Apple Valley library space April 30

APV_TempLocation_Opening_event_flyer_lowFace painting, a balloon artist, crafts and a children’s performer will greet guests at the opening of temporary library space at the Newton T. Bass Branch Library in Apple Valley on Saturday, April 30.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with a special kickoff and dedication with guest speakers, a bag giveaway and light refreshments. Every guest who checks out 15 items from the library during the event becomes eligible for a prize drawing at 1 p.m.

Regular library services are returning to the Apple Valley civic center in 5,000 square feet of modular units in the parking lot of the existing library building at 14901 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley. The library closed last year due to extensive structural issues and the temporary library will operate until the building is repaired.

“I encourage families to come out and enjoy the library again,” said First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood. “I’m pleased we are able to open this library while we work to repair the roof on the existing building.”

The library building is undergoing extensive repairs to replace the roof and the support structure, which turned out to be insufficient to support the original roof. Identifying the problem and determining how to address it has required extensive study and deliberation by engineers and insurers, as well as design work. The project has encountered a series of unforeseen challenges, but the County is committed to providing Apple Valley library patrons with a quality facility as soon as possible. The County will keep the community updated on the project.

In the temporary space, full library services will be available including 25 public access computers, printing availability and free Wi-Fi.

In addition, the Summer Reading Program kicks off on Monday June 6 and continues through Saturday July 30. This year’s theme is super heroes and rewards for both kids and adults are available depending on the number of books, pages and minutes of reading completed this summer. The Summer Reading Program also celebrates and supports the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read, which seeks to focus attention on the importance of reading, highlight literacy-related programs and services and connect people to literacy resources and volunteer opportunities.

A countywide challenge is also available to children and teenagers to reach certain reading goals and they will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

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.

County Library to remodel Big Bear Lake Branch

bigbearlakelibraryThe County Library’s Big Bear Branch will undergo a remodel with fresh paint, new carpet, flooring, furniture and some reconfiguration of the existing layout. While the remodel is taking place, the library will temporarily close from April 11 to May 20. Customers are encouraged to visit the Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead or Crestline branch libraries during the remodel.

“I’m excited about the upcoming changes to the library,” said James Ramos, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “Once complete, I’m sure residents will be pleased with the fresh, updated look and we’re looking forward to celebrating the reopening.”

The library is set to reopen at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 and the public is invited to celebrate with a ribbon cutting, children’s performer, crafts and more. The Friends of the Big Bear Lake Branch library will also be holding their annual book sale.

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.

Bookmobile service coming to Apple Valley

San Bernardino County Library Adventure BusThe public is invited to visit the San Bernardino County Library Adventure Bus Bookmobile at the Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Branch Library, 14901 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley every Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. beginning December 1. The Bookmobile offers the following services:

•             Get a library card

•             Check out materials

•             Return or renew materials

•             Request materials from other San Bernardino County Library branches

Services are also available at the temporary location of the Apple Valley Branch Library at the Victor Valley Museum, 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley, 760-240-2111.  Library hours at the museum are Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For full library services, visit these branches in the area:

Hesperia Branch Library

9650 7th Avenue in Hesperia

760-244-4898

Adelanto Branch Library

11497 Bartlett Avenue in Adelanto

760-246-5661

Janice Horst Lucerne Valley Branch Library

33103 Old Woman Springs Road in Lucerne Valley

760-248-7521

Phelan Memorial Library

9800 Clovis Road in Phelan

760-868-3053

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, http://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

Skillsoft now available for Library cardholders

Skillsoft22The San Bernardino County Library is excited to announce Skillsoft is now available among its collection of free online databases. Skillsoft provides online business and computer skill classes for free to all San Bernardino County cardholders.

Users may brush up on their Microsoft Office skills and take a PowerPoint or Word class or add to their resume with a business accounting or marketing course. Skillsoft provides a rich catalog of Microsoft and business courses for all levels, including those just beginning and those who are looking for more advanced skills. Each course is available on demand and can be repeated as often as desired. Courses are available wherever cardholders have Internet access and are frequently updated. Additionally, in course coaching is available through an online chat feature and online tech support is provided as well. For a complete listing of courses or to begin your Skillsoft course visit your local San Bernardino County Library or visit our website at www.sbclib.org.

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 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.

 

Talk, read and sing to your children

PrintTalk. Read. Sing. ® Fest! is coming to Hesperia Branch Library on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Highland Branch Library  on Saturday, Nov. 7!

Enjoy FREE fun for infants, toddlers and preschoolers ages 5 and under as we champion the three little action words that make a BIG impact on your child’s learning.

In partnership with San Bernardino County Library, we’ll have special performances by Twinkle Time & Friends, Rafael & Katia’s Magic Show and guitarist Dan Crow. Take photos with Potter the Otter and other story characters. Participate in kid-friendly activities and don’t forget our book giveaway for children ages 5 and under!

Parents, don’t miss the special talks on the importance of Talk. Read. Sing. ® with your children before the performances take place.

Make it a play date! Join us on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hesperia Branch Library, 9650 7th Ave in Hesperia or Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Highland Branch Library, 7863 Central Ave in Highland for all the early learning fun! For more information, call First 5 San Bernardino at (909) 386-7706 or visit First 5 San Bernardino on Facebook. Talk. Read. Sing. ® is a registered trademark of First 5 California.

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