The Howard M. Rowe Branch Library has been located at 108 E. Marshall Blvd. since 1968. The Branch was named after Howard M. Rowe who was the director of the San Bernardino Public Library from 1955 to 1966. Mr. Rowe was instrumental in the fundraising for and construction of the Central Library (1960), Lawson Branch Library (1961), Coddington Branch Library (1962), and the Villaseñor Branch Library (1966 - then located on 9th Street).
The computer room at Rowe has eight computers that can be used for Internet in addition word processing, maps, encyclopedia research, and other educational programs. There are also two Early Literacy Stations to promote literacy for ages 2-8. The ELS feature 26 software programs to help children learn early reading skills across various subject areas.
There is a collection of Young Adult books, magazines and paperback books. Children up to age 11 can participate in the Children's Summer Reading Game and young adults aged 12 through 19 can participate in the Teen Summer Reading Game to win prizes.
Preschool story time and crafts are held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
108 E. Marshall Blvd.
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Monday and Tuesday: 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed