2017 Friends Purchases


Through the generosity of the Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library, the Library has been able to provide the following items and services:

Books and materials
Funding for new books for all four branches
Funding of new DVDs for all four branches
Postage for book order (Brodart Co.) and miscellaneous
DVD binders for Rowe Branch

Computers and technology upgrades
Watchdog 1250 (IT device to monitor conditions in the server room)
Domain name registration (5-year)
Three multi-function laser printer devices and paper
3-year Wi-Fi certificate
Color toner cartridges
Funding of memory for the backup server, replacement hard drives and replenish cable ties for PCs

Staff development
Funding for continuing educational opportunities for staff (workshops, conferences, computer-based classes
Registration fee for managers and supervisor conference

Miscellaneous equipment and repairs
Book cart for Friends room use
Trash liners for recycling bins
Refrigerator for Circulation office
Label maker and warranty
Storage bins for Inghram Branch
Replacement keys for Symphony room and lockers
Grocery bags for book/bag sales

Special programming
Summer Ready Program registration materials and supplies
Summer Ready Program incentive book purchases
Summer Ready Program grand prizes and Ending Program event
Summer Ready Program performances, author presentations, and children's events and activities
Funding for April 2017 through April 2018 for teen, adult and "all ages" programing, workshops, and speakers
Prizes and refreshments for Bingo Nights

Library enhancement purchases
Facebook "boosts" (advertising the Library's programs and book sales)
Winter hours banner for the Villasenor Branch
Story-time supplies for Inghram, Rowe, and Villasenor Branches.
Maintenance, etc. of aquariums in the Children's Room
Holiday arts and craft supplies, etc. for all four branches
Annual Friends Christmas Breakfast and "Steal-a-Gift" event