This section focuses on family-friendly events that are sponsored by county departments including the Library, Museum, Regional Parks, Special Districts and more.   

Upwrap joy at the Happy Pawlidays adoption event

Happy Pawlidays! The Devore and Big Bear Animal Shelters are hosting an adoption event from Dec. 15 – 23.

All pets come spayed/neutered, microchipped, and receive most vaccines. Dogs and cats adopted during our Happy Pawlidays adoption event will go home with a stocking full of goodies, while supplies last.

Big Bear and Devore Animal Shelters seek toy donations for Happy Pawlidays Adoption Event

The Big Bear and Devore Animal Shelters are currently collecting pet toy donations!

The donations will be redistributed to those who adopt a pet during our Happy Pawlidays Adoption Event, Dec. 15-23.

For information about animals available for adoption in San Bernardino County’s Big Bear and Devore shelters, please visit San Bernardino County Animal Care at to see photographs of pets awaiting adoption or call (800) 472-5609. To donate to assist animals at the shelter, visit

Come to the San Bernardino County Library holiday events and programs

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to attend their upcoming holiday events. Enjoy an amazing experience of fun-filled crafts, face painting, balloon artists, and games.  
 These events are another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. Visitors should bring their library cards, as every 15 items checked out during the events earns visitors a fun incentive and an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes. All activities are free and open to all ages.

Holiday events schedule:

  • Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to noon, Twentynine Palms Library, 6078 Adobe Rd., Twentynine Palms
  • Dec. 16 from 2 to 3 p.m., Yucca Valley Library, 57271 29 Palms Hwy., Yucca Valley
  • Dec. 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Running Springs Library, 2677 Whispering Pines, Running Springs
  • Dec. 20 from 5 to 6 p.m., Bloomington Library, 18028 Valley Blvd., Bloomington

Holiday events with Santa schedule:

  • Dec. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m., Joshua Tree Library, 6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree
  • Dec. 19 from 4 to 5 p.m., Loma Linda Library, 25581 Barton Rd., Loma Linda 

For more programs, events, and additional information, please visit or contact your local branch library.

The library continues to thank the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors for their support of literacy and libraries.

The San Bernardino County Library system is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County Library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all people who call San Bernardino County home. 

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our county community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County Library system, please visit or call (909) 387-2220.

County Museum partners with County Library to announce Winter Storytime for young readers

Join us for a very special Winter Storytime! The San Bernardino County Museum is partnering with the San Bernardino County Library to bring a variety of weekly storytime sessions on select Tuesdays to visitors that will include live music, winter-themed stories, crafts, and more!
Winter Storytime schedule:
Dec. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. to noon
Winter Storytime will feature a wide range of winter-themed children’s books. Some of the readings include a visit to a museum gallery where a special activity will highlight an artifact or museum exhibit.
The San Bernardino County Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child ages 6 to 12). Museum Foundation members and children five and under are free. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities and parking is free. For more information, visit

San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional, cultural and natural history and the museum’s other exciting events and programs reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

Join the fun at Regional Parks events this holiday season

Additional County Update News – December 15, 2023

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