The SBCLF is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation created to provide funding for areas of education, programming, materials, capital improvements and special projects that are beyond the usual and customary funding received by the Library from the City of San Bernardino.



Who We Are

Founded in 1995 by a group of visionary civic leaders, its members are volunteers who Iive or work in San Bernardino and who are dedicated to the growth and well-being of our public library system.


The Needs

As our community grows and changes, our libraries must respond to its needs, which include: 

  • Computer access, especially for children
  • Expanded library hours to meet community and student needs
  • Educational and enrichment programs for children
  • Spanish language resources
  • Building our book and periodical collections
  • Continuous upgrade of computers, internet and wireless/digital resources

 

2014 Projects Funded

  • Brainfuse funded for $5,250 

  • Brodart Books purchased and stamped with "San Bernardino City Library Foundation" at $5,000 for each of the four libraries totaling $20,000

  • Cengage Learning-General Reference Center funded for $2,709.79
  • Cengage Learning-Gale Opposing Viewpoint in Context funded for $2,624.57
  • Learning Express funded for $3,400
  • NewsBank with America's News/The Sun/Riverside Press Enterprise funded for $4,010
  • OverDrive 4-Year eBook Contract at $12,000 annually and allotments of $1,000 for eBooks and $600 for Audio Books monthly for $19, 200 and totaling at $31,200 for all public libraries

TOTAL FUNDING FOR 2014 PROJECTS: $69,194.30

Library Locations

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Norman Feldheym Central Library

555 West 6th Street (909) 381-8201

 

Paul Villasenor Branch Library

 525 North Mt. Vernon Ave. (909) 383-5156

 

Dorothy Inghram Branch Library

1505 West Highland Ave. (909) 887-4494

 

Howard M. Rowe Branch Library

108 East Marshall Blvd. (909) 883-3411


 
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