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Monthly Archives: March 2016

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 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 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

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.


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