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Vision2Read kicks off the Summer of Reading

CAO_Summer Reading Poster_SmallJoin Vision2Read’s campaign to improve literacy in San Bernardino County this summer by signing up for a library card in May and by encouraging youth to participate in their local library summer reading programs.

Free summer reading programs are available to children and teenagers at all city and County library branches. Kids are encouraged to read at least five books during summer vacation to keep their literacy skills fresh during the break.

The Vision2Read Summerof Reading campaign hopes to increase library card sign ups this summer and youth participation in summer reading programs by 15 percent. Research shows students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of summer. Research also shows more than half of the achievement gap between lower-and higher-income youth can be explained by an unequal access to summer learning opportunities.

Click here for a printable Vision2Read Summer of Reading poster for your child’s room or classroom. Click here for links to your local library to sign up for a library card and a Summer Reading Program.

Visit www.Vision2Read.com for more information and to watch this video from San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman on his summer reading plans.

 

 

CSUSB students install Little Free Libraries throughout San Bernardino

little free library for visionwireSeven Little Free Libraries were assembled and installed throughout the City of San Bernardino on Saturday, April 16 by students in Greek organizations from Cal State University, San Bernardino.

Each Little Free Library was stocked with 15 books for people to check out and trade as well as bookmarks made by the students.

Little Free Libraries are a book exchange where readers can take a book and return a book on an honor system. Read more about Little Free Libraries at littlfreelibrary.org.

The Little Free Libraries in San Bernardino can be found at the Delmann Heights Community Center, Lytle Creek Community Center, Central City Lutheran Mission, Helping Hands Pantry-SACH Clinic, Boys and Girls Club of America, Option House and Veronica’s Home of Mercy.

This effort supports the Countywide Vision’s Vision2Read campaign by promoting literacy throughout the 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.

New Book Festival comes to Fontana Branch Library

FON_posterThe San Bernardino County Library invites you to join us at the Lewis Library & Technology Center in Fontana for a New Book Festival where we will unveil thousands of new books! Come celebrate literacy by traveling through themed lands throughout the library, meet Princesses Ana, Tiana, Cinderella and Snow White, go on a safari, rhyme with the Cat in the Hat, build with Jumbo Blocks, meet the characters from the LEGO movie, attend Super Hero Training, take a picture by the Batmobile, make fun crafts, live DJ and much more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The New Book Festival will take place on Saturday, April 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. The first 500 people to arrive at the event will receive a free bag. Bring your library card and be the first to check out thousands of new items and you could be entered into several opportunity drawings that will take place throughout the event. Don’t forget to come dressed as your favorite character. All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Fontana Branch Library is located at 8437 Sierra Avenue.

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.

Free books at the 3rd Annual Family Play Day on April 23

SBPD Postcard 2016 combined file _Page_1The Child Care Resource Center in San Bernardino is giving away books to children at its 3rd Annual Family Play Day on April 23.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Child Care Resource Center, 1111 East Mill Street in San Bernardino.

Activities include story time, live entertainment, obstacle course, reptiles exhibit, hair and face painting, an infant play area and raffle prizes. Each child will go home with a free book and families will receive a bag of fresh fruits and vegetables while supplies last.

The Child Care Resource Center has supported literacy efforts for many years and has given away more than 500,000 books to children in San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties through their What a Difference a Book Makes campaign.

To sponsor the event or for more information, visit www.ccrcca.org or call (818) 717-1036.

Latino Book and Family Festival coming April 30

LBFF general flyer smallThe Inland Empire Latino Book and Family Festival takes place Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino’s Santos Manuel Student Union.

The festival supports the Vision2Read campaign because it promotes literacy throughout San Bernardino County. The festival is open to the public and admission and parking are free.

The Latino Book and Family Festival is presented by actor Edward James Olmos, Cal State San Bernardino, the John M. Pfau Library and the Santos Manuel Student Union. The event will feature education, entertainment, culture, food, exhibits, storytelling, workshops and a chance to meet authors.

Click here for more information on the event or call (909) 537-5102 or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/IELBFF.

The Latino Book and Family Festival is also holding a Latino Essay and Art Contest open to K-12 students in San Bernardino County public school districts.

First prize wins $100, second prize wins $50 and third prize wins $25. Two $500 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors and juniors for the best essay. The prizes will be awarded at the Festival on April 30. Entries must be received by April 15.

Please click here for details on the contest and how to enter.

 

Book signing with educator and author Margaret Hill

MHInviteAs part of Black History Month and efforts to promote literacy throughout San Bernardino County, San Bernardino County Schools is having a book signing with educator and author Margaret Hill on Feb. 29.

The event will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 601 North E Street in San Bernardino. For more information, please contact communications@scbss.k12.ca.us or call (909) 386-2413.

For more information about literacy in San Bernardino County, visit www.Vision2Read.com.

 

County Library hosts Cover to Cover Club with In-N-Out Burger

InNoutPoster2016Join the San Bernardino County Library as we partner 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 5 and will run through Saturday, April 16. 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 to12, 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 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.

Nominate a Reading Hero!

reading heroA Reading Hero is an individual who helps achieve or has achieved literacy in San Bernardino County. Vision2Read is seeking nominees for Reading Heroes in hopes of recognizing people in our community who have made a difference with regard to literacy or who have improved their own lives by learning to read.

Examples of Reading Heroes:

  • A teacher or a librarian who goes above and beyond their call of duty to motivate others to read;
  • A neighbor or parent who reads to local children;
  • An adult who learned to read later in life and secured a better job;
  • A business person who promotes literacy to improve the local economy;
  • A child who encourages friends and classmates to read;
  • An individual who donates books in their community or takes the time to teach someone to read.
Questions? Visit Vision2Read.com and click on Nominate a Reading Hero.  Watch this video!

County Library celebrates Seuss

We're celebrating Dr. Suess! (1)The San Bernardino County Library invites you 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 Saturday Feb. 27 through Saturday, March 5, each of our 32 branch libraries will host a special-themed storytime or event featuring popular Dr. Seuss stories.

During Dr. Seuss Celebration week, the Library will give a free decorative book bag for every 20 items checked out, while supplies last.

All SBCL branches will host fun programs for the whole family which include crafts and, of course, reading favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Select branches will offer photo booths, opportunity drawings 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 http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

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