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TOP 3 FREE, LOCAL SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Summer is here, complete with bored children who don’t know what to do now that school is out. If you are looking for free ways to entertain your children or grandchildren, check out these three recommendations from the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Each activity is free and a great way to keep your mind active during the summer.

#1 – Library: Books and More

In addition to books and e-books, the San Bernardino Public Library offers free computer classes, free Internet access, and Brainfuse. Brainfuse is a free tutoring program available in English and Spanish for students of all ages, including adults. Subjects include English, math, science, and SAT and GED test preparation. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, (909) 381-8201 http://www.sbcity.org/cityhall/library/default.asp

The Highland Branch Library offers Storytime for younger children, featuring songs, rhymes, and puppets. It also offers variety shows and musical performances on select days. Monday through Saturday, (909) 425-4700 http://www.sbclib.org/LibraryLocations/HighlandSamJRacadioLibrary.aspx

#2 – Ancient Egyptian Treasures and Contemporary Art

The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino has one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities west of the Mississippi River. The museum also features a variety of temporary, contemporary art exhibits. General admission is free. Free tours are available with advance request. Parking at CSUSB is $5 per day. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, (909) 537-7373 http://raffma.csusb.edu/index.html

#3 – Local History and Art

The Unofficial McDonald’s Museum is located at 1398 N. E Street in San Bernardino, the site of the original McDonald’s restaurant. The museum has the largest collection of pre-Ray Kroc McDonald’s memorabilia. The outside of the building has two murals painted by local and visiting artists. The murals feature important events and people in the history of San Bernardino. Admission is free. Guided tours are available on the weekends. Daily, (909) 885-6324 http://juanpollo.com/route-66-attractions/mcdonalds-museum/

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