News & Alerts
News ImageComputer Lab Upgrade at San Bernardino Public Library

Some 24 new computers offering Internet access are now available for free public usage at the Cosand Computer Learning Center in the Norman Feldheym Central Library of the San Bernardino Public Library at 555 W. Sixth St. San Bernardino.

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News ImageCheck out a Banned Book at the San Bernardino Public Library

National Banned Books Week is September 25 through October 1, 2016. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

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News ImageInlandia Institute donates five copies of San Bernardino native Lewis deSoto’s book "Empire" to the San Bernardino Public Library

Inlandia Institute President/CEO Frances J. Vasquez and Executive Director Cati Porter donated five copies of Lewis deSoto's book, Empire to San Bernardino Public Library Director Ed Erjavek at the city of San Bernardino’s Mayor and Common Council meeting of September 19th.

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Inlandia Institute Creative Writing Workshops at Rowe Branch Library
The Inlandia Institute is pleased to announce the third year of the Creative Writing Workshop in partnership with the San Bernardino Public Library in San Bernardino. These free workshops will be held every other Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Rowe Branch Library at 108 E. Marshall Blvd. beginning on September 13, 2016. They will continue to be offered seasonally every fall, winter, and spring. Led by professional writers and writing instructors, the Inlandia Institute Creative Writing Workshops are designed to meet the needs of writers working in all genres at all levels.
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News ImageA Library Card is the Coolest Card – September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the San Bernardino Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

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News ImageSeptember 2016 Calendar of Events
There's a lot going on in September! Please feel free to share.
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News ImageNorton AFB Museum Presents: Spy Pilot Chronicles

A special evening with SR-71 pilot Brian Shul.

Saturday, November 5th, 5:30 pm through 8:00 pm.

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New Proposed Charter to appear on November Ballot
On August 4, the Mayor and Common Council, with a 6 to 1 vote, approved moving forward with a special municipal election on a new proposed city charter. The special election will be consolidated with the November 8, 2016 statewide general election conducted by the County of San Bernardino.

( To read the new proposed city charter, click here. )

Refuse Services Announcement

Effective April 1st, 2016 Burrtec will provide all refuse services for City of San Bernardino residents and businesses. The City of San Bernardino and the San Bernardino Municipal Water Department are working with Burrtec to ensure the smoothest service transition possible. Please remember refuse services provided through March 31st, 2016 will reflect on your SBMWD April or May billing statement.

Please contact Customer Service at (909) 384-5095 should you have questions regarding refuse services or billing relating to refuse service provided through March 31, 2016.

For questions regarding refuse service after April 1st, 2016 please contact Burrtec at (909) 804-4222.

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#SBReady - City's Flood Safety Plan 2015/2016
Want to learn more about the city's flood safety plan? Here is our 2015/2016 plan, development by our emergency preparedness planning team. The team consists of multiple departments such as San Bernardino Police, Fire, Public Works, Parks & Recreations and more. The plan will be updated as we make further progress in our safety preparedness program.

Visit for more information.
( City of San Bernardino Flood Safety Plan )

December 2 Victim Support Resource

Please visit for more information on support for the December 2 shooting victims. Including how you can donate and share information.

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City to pursue service contract negotiation with Burrtec Waste Industries

On Monday, Nov. 16, the Mayor and Common Council gave City staff the green light to move forward with negotiating a 10-year service contract with Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc.
A contract consistent with Burrtec’s proposal and the terms of the request for proposal is expected to be presented to the Council, for final approval, no later than January 2016. Staff’s analysis report and presentation are posted on

( Link to full news release )

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Thu., September 29, 2016
10:00 AM
  Development Review Committee Agendas
Fri., September 30, 2016
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Sat., October 1, 2016
10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
  San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum
Sun., October 2, 2016
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Mon., October 3, 2016
4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
  City Council Meeting
Tue., October 4, 2016
9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
  Water Board Meeting
Wed., October 5, 2016
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