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City of SB Libraries Celebrating National Library Week & More in April

Citizenship Classes & Homework Help Return & Zine Events Planned

The City of San Bernardino Public Library will be celebrating National Library Week April 3 to 9along with resuming programs and scheduling events.

National Library Week April to 9

The Feldheym Central Library will have a series of displays in celebration of National Library Week. In the young adult section, we will have a staff picks display which will include sticky notes from staff recommending their favorite books. In addition, we will have a “Get to Know the Library Team” including staff-drawn portraits and mini fun facts for patrons to read and enjoy. In the children’s room, we will have a book face display where patrons can take funny pictures (this will be more of an interactive/photo op display). During library week, Easter eggs will also be hidden throughout the library with library challenges/fun facts. Rowe Library will have a staff display as well.  

Citizenship Classes Resume Monday, April 4

Resuming every Monday from 1-2 p.m., the Jack L Hill Lifelong Learning Center in Feldheym will be offering Citizenship Classes in English. Students will learn the basics of the citizenship process and go through questions that may be on the Naturalization Test in this eight-week long session. Classes are limited to the first 20 applicants. First-time registration and in-take are required to attend. Additional free resources are available for those who register. Call 909-381-8205 for info.

Homework Help is Back from Spring Break Monday, April 4

Children in Kindergarten to 9th grade can receive free homework help online or in person at Rowe, Villaseñor, and Feldheym library locations. Homework Help is in person at Rowe and Villaseñor Mondays and Tuesdays from 4 - 7 p.m. and is also at Rowe and Feldheym Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 6 p.m. Registration is required and the adult of the child must remain on site.

Zine Programs Scheduled 

In celebration of April being Poetry Month, Feldheym will host a zine program on Tuesday, April 19th from 5-7 p.m. The zine program will allow patrons the opportunity to bring their favorite photographs, magazine cut-outs, poetry excerpts, etc. (or use provided scraps that we will upcycle) to create mini-magazines. Zines are typically handmade publications covering an infinite number of topics and niche interests. In addition, patrons will learn about the history of zines and how artists currently use zines. Patrons ages thirteen and up are invited to participate. Rowe will host a similar program April 13th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Hours of operation at Feldheym Central Library (555 W. Sixth St.,) Inghram (1505 W. Highland Ave.,) Rowe (108 E. Marshall Blvd.,) and Villaseñor (525 N. Mt. Vernon Ave.) are:

Monday & Tuesday: Noon to 8 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: Closed.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We also offer various online resources for library cardholders via our library website at www.sbpl.org including Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks and Brainfuse Live Homework Help with subject experts via chat from 1 to 10 p.m. daily except major holidays. Patrons who don’t already have a library card can also sign up at our website for an online library card to use the digital resources. Information about library programs and activities is also available at our website or 909-381-8201.

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/sbcitylib and Twitter at https://twitter.com/sbcitylibrary .