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SBPL Celebrates National Library Card Sign-Up & Literacy Month in September with Raffle for Patrons Who Sign-up for a New Library Card

Library Also Ends Charging Overdue Fees for Children’s Books

The San Bernardino Public Library is celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up and Literacy Month in September for patrons who sign up a for a new library card.

Patrons are encouraged to visit one or more of the four San Bernardino Public Libraries (SBPL), either in person to sign-up for a regular library card or virtually at www.sbpl.org to sign up for a digital library card to utilize online resources.

SBPL joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Among the various resources are Overdrive eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines and Brainfuse Live Homework Help offering expert assistance for learners of all ages via chat almost every day of the year from 1 to 10 p.m.

Overdrive offers its own Instant Digital Card to city residents via its Libby app that is instantly ready to use

SBPL also offers a free online library card through www.sbpl.orgor directly at http://catalog.sbpl.org:8086/onlineBorrowerRegistration.html. This card takes about a business day for staff to activate.

Patrons who sign up for a library card can enter a raffle. Among the prizes will be t-shirts, books and a $75 gift card.

Fees for overdue children’s books were recently eliminated by action of the SBPL Library Board of Trustees.

San Bernardino Public Library offers literacy tutoring through the Jack L. Hill Lifelong Learning Center, providing services to adults, children, and families. Everyone is invited to participate in the many activities and events offered in the Learning Center, encouraging lifelong learning and developing workforce training and skills.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

Information about library services is available at 909-381-8201 and www.sbpl.organd information about Literacy Department services is available at 909-381-8205.

About San Bernardino Public Library
The San Bernardino Public Library is governed by an autonomous administrative Library Board of Trustees as provided by Section 602 of the Charter of the City of San Bernardino. Library services are provided at four sites: Norman F. Feldheym Central Library, Paul Villaseñor Library, Dorothy Inghram Library, and Howard Rowe Library. In addition to www.sbpl.org, patrons are encouraged to follow the library on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sbcityliband Twitter at https://twitter.com/sbcitylibrary.