The San Bernardino Public Library has received a grant to help expand programming at sites that offer summer lunch programs to children. The library reached out to the San Bernardino Parks, Recreation, and Community Services department to begin building a partnership during the summer programming.
The library will be coming out to each San Bernardino Parks & Recreation summer lunch site three times during the summer lunch program. Each site will have a story time with Miss Mary Chartier; a marionette show by Franklin Haynes Marionettes; and a magic show presented by Rafael & Katia.
Library staff will also be on hand to sign people up for the library’s summer reading program, in which children, teens, and adults receive prizes for reading and attending events during the summer.
“Miss Mary” Chartier has presented story time for thousands of children over the years at the San Bernardino Public Library. She is now retired and continues to volunteer at the Feldheym Central Library to read stories to children of all ages.
The Franklin Haynes Marionettes are a favorite with audiences everywhere and are celebrating 30 years of entertaining with their puppetry. They have over 200 professional handcrafted marionettes. www.haynesmarionettes.com
Rafael & Katia are full-time professional magicians and illusionists based in Los Angeles, CA. They have performed unforgettable shows and memorable events all over the world. Rafael is also a Member of the World Famous Magic Castle and other organizations such as the Society Of American Magicians and the Screen Actors Guild. www.rafaelmagic.com
The schedule of programs are:
Delmann Heights Community Center, 2969 North Flores St, San Bernardino, CA 92405
Tuesday, June 11 @ 11 am: Story Time with Miss Mary
Thursday, June 27 @ 11 am: Franklin Hayes Marionettes
Thursday, August 1 @11 am: Rafael & Katia Magic Show
Lytle Creek Community Center, 380 South K St, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Thursday, June 13 @ 11 am: Franklin Hayes Marionettes
Thursday, July 18 @11 am: Rafael & Katia Magic Show
Tuesday, July 30 @ 11 am: Story time with Miss Mary
Ruben Campos Community Center, 1717 West 5th, St, San Bernardino, CA 92411
Tuesday, June 18 @ 11 am: Story time with Miss Mary
Tuesday, June 25 @ 11 am: Franklin Hayes Marionettes
Thursday, July 11 @ 11 am: Rafael & Katia Magic Show
Rudy Hernandez Community Center, 222 North Lugo Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Thursday, June 20 @ 11 am: Franklin Hayes Marionettes
Tuesday, July 16 @ 11 am: Story time with Miss Mary
Thursday, July 25 @ 11 am: Rafael & Katia Magic Show
The purpose of Lunch with the Library is to help expand existing summer lunch programs by enhancing the programming with quality entertainment. It will allow for the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department and Library Department to provide the community and residents of San Bernardino better quality programming at no cost to them.
These free programs are sponsored by the California Library Association and the San Bernardino Public Library. For more information call the library at 909-381-8238