Libraries Provide Much More Than Books

Many people have the impression that libraries are less useful than in years past. It is true that we can now look to the Internet instead of a quiet library to find information and reading material. However, libraries today provide the internet access that is not otherwise available to those lacking the capability of connecting to broadband at home.

Furthermore, libraries have evolved over the years to provide much more than books. Read about the MakerTools that have become available at Fontana Regional Library over the past year. The regional library was much different when it came together 75 years ago! Our libraries today provide a space for community to gather for frequent events large and small, public and private.

Fontana Regional Library no longer has a bookmobile bringing books to people in their homes, but there is a useful or entertaining service suited to anyone, whether looking to learn, socializing at the library, or accessing digital resources from home. Here are some of the services available from our six branch libraries:

  1. 3D pens
  2. 3D Printing
  3. Art classes
  4. Art displays
  5. Audiobooks
  6. Baby showers
  7. Backpacks for checkout
  8. Birthday parties
  9. Blood drives
  10. Blu-rays
  11. Board games
  12. Book talks and Author meet-and-greets
  13. Books
  14. Braille books
  15. Bridal showers
  16. Comfortable reading spots
  17. Community Music Jams
  18. Concerts / live music performances
  19. Copy machines
  20. Craft classes
  21. Curriculum/classroom/teaching aid kits
  22. Dancing
  23. Databases and journals
  24. Digibooks
  25. Displays
  26. Diversity
  27. Dremel kits
  28. DVDs
  29. eAudio books
  30. eBooks
  31. eMagazines
  32. Embroidery kits
  33. Exam proctoring
  34. Free lunch sites for Summer Lunch Programs
  35. Gardens
  36. Genealogy resources and online genealogy
  37. Green screens
  38. Homework help 
  39. Information literacy
  40. Intellectual stimulation
  41. Internet access
  42. Jigsaw puzzles
  43. Job search assistance
  44. Kind staff members
  45. Knitting kits
  46. Language learning (Mango)
  47. Large Print books
  48. Launchpads & Learning tablets
  49. Magazines
  50. MakerTools
  51. MakerTools book collection
  52. MakerTools programs
  53. Meeting Spaces
  54. Memory Labs / Media conversion stations
  55. Movie showings
  56. Movie streaming
  57. Music
  58. Newspapers and online journals
  59. Notary service
  60. One-on-one technology assistance
  61. Outreach
  62. Parties
  63. Planetarium
  64. Programs for everyone!
  65. Projector screens
  66. Projectors
  67. Public use computers
  68. Public use printers
  69. Reader’s advisory / reading suggestions
  70. Reading dogs
  71. Recreation
  72. Research assistance
  73. Safe space
  74. Scanning services
  75. Serger machine
  76. Sewing machines
  77. Smart board
  78. Spanish Language materials
  79. STEM/STEAM programs 
  80. Storytimes
  81. Telescopes for checkout
  82. Theatre events
  83. Vinyl cutting machines
  84. Weddings
  85. Wifi access

If there is a different service you wish were available, chat with a librarian to find out whether it might already be provided or could be in the future!