San Bernardino Public Library offers free book for those who sign up for a library card – San Bernardino Sun

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

San Bernardino residents are encouraged to visit any of the four San Bernardino libraries in person to sign up for a regular library card or virtually at to sign up for a digital library card to use online resources.

Among the online resources available through the San Bernardino Public Library’s website are Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks and Brainfuse Live Homework Help, offering assistance for learners of all ages via chat from 1 to 10 p.m. almost every day of the year, according to a news release.

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

The San Bernardino Public Library also offers a free online library card through or directly at This card takes about a business day for staff to activate.

The San Bernardino Public Library offers literacy tutoring through the Jack L. Hill Lifelong Learning Center in the Feldheym Central Library, providing services to adults, children and families. Everyone is invited to participate in the 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 American Library Association and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure all children sign up for their own library cards.

The San Bernardino Public Library’s four locations are the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. Sixth St.; Paul Villaseñor Library, 525 N. Mount Vernon Ave.; Dorothy Inghram Library, 1505 W. Highland Ave.; and  Howard Rowe Library, 108 E. Marshall Blvd.

Hours at all four libraries are noon-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

For information about library services, call 909-381-8201 or go to For information about Literacy Department services, call 909-381-8205.

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