2015 Friends Purchases

2015 Purchases and Funding
The San Bernardino Public Library and the community it serves benefits greatly from the generosity of the Friends of the Library. In 2015, the funds they provided allowed us to enhance our services, upgrade equipment, and make our libraries more inviting places for our patrons and our employees. We are grateful for their support.

Books and materials
Funding for new library books
Annual licensing renewal fees
Professional subscription renewals
Promotional materials for library card sign up month

Computers and Technology upgrades
Microsoft SQL server for Sam server
Computer software
Technology upgrade training funds
Trackball mice for public computers
3-button mice
Computer power supplies
Mini mice for early literacy literature stations

Staff Development
Staff development funds for workshops, conferences, conventions, continuing educational classes, etc.
Renewal costs to professional groups working for libraries
Service call and bulb replacement for children's room projector
Funds to move/anchor teen zone shelving

Miscellaneous Equipment and repairs
Nikon digital camera
CD player for Villasenor story time
Replacement batteries for video camera
Bookcase for Villasenor Branch
Replacement clocks, microwave and refrigerator
Hand crank spotlight
FAX machine
Electronic tape measure
Pre-inked stamps
Portable wireless microphone system
Rolling case for portable sound system
Cabinet for DVD player in Bing Wong Auditorium

Special Programming
Summer reading program (four branches)
Adult, teen and children's programming, including author visits, speakers, book signings, and prizes
American Library Association (ALA) "Read" posters
Display stand for event fliers

Library Enhancement purchases
Refreshments for story times and holiday programs
Arts and crafts materials for four libraries
Holiday party supplies
Artificial Christmas tree for Villasenor Branch Library
Automatic aquarium fish feeders
Banners
Santa Claus visits