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National Family Literacy Month

​​November is National Family Literacy Month, the perfect opportunity for families to get back into – or start – the tradition of reading as a family. Here are five great, fun ways Broward County Library can help you develop a love of books and reading in your family: 

  1. Make regular visits to the library. We make it easy by having 38 library locations countywide, and we’re open weekends, mornings and evenings (hours vary by location). 
  2. Read the book version of your child’s favorite movie. Visit our catalog to find and place a hold on the title of your choice. 
  3. Keep books visible around the house. You can save money by checking out books from Broward County Library – we’ve got hundreds of thousands of titles for children, teens and adults in every genre imaginable. 
  4. Set aside time every day for reading. Whether you read a picture book out loud to a toddler or encourage a teen to turn off the screen and pick up a book, a set time for reading encourages a love of reading. 
  5. Visit one of our free National Family Literacy Month events. From book discussions to story times, we have something for every age group and interest. 


EVENTS FOR ADULTS

  • November 8, 15 - English Café: Classes consist of conversation, vocabulary, games and pronunciation, 6-7:30PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 837 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-357-7680 
  • November 8, 15, 29 - English Improvement: Reading Club, 10:30AM-Noon, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090 
  • November 8, 15, 29 - Basic English Conversation Class, for learners of English as a second language, adults/teens only, 6-7:30PM, Riverland Library, 2710 W Davie Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, 954-357-7455 
  • November 10, 17, 24 - Citizenship Test Preparation, 2-3:30PM, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090 
  • November 10, 17, 24 - Basic/Advanced English Conversation Class, for learners of English as a 2nd language, adults/teens only, 11AM--12:30PM, Riverland Library, 2710 W Davie Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, 954-357- 7455 
  • November 10, 17, 24 - Citizenship Test Preparation, 4-5PM, Riverland Library, 2710 W Davie Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, 954-357-7455 
  • November 19, 26 - English Café, 10:30AM-Noon, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090 
  • November 19, 26 - El Club Spanish Conversation Class, 6-7:30PM, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090 
  • November 10 - Trivia at the Library, 11AM- 1PM, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090 
  • November 10 - Caribbean Writers Forum: Island Authors, 1-3PM, Lauderhill Central Park Library, 3810 NW 11 Place Lauderhill, FL 33311, 954-357-7833
  • November 10, 17, 24 - Spanish Class, beginners/advanced, 2-3PM, Riverland Library, 2710 W Davie Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, 954-357-7455 
  • November 14 - Odyssey Sci-Fi Book Club: The Giver by Lois Lowry, all ages welcome, 6:45-7:45PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825 
  • November 15 - Writers Club, 10:30AM-12:30PM, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090 
  • November 16 - Rincón Literario: Spanish Book Club for advanced and intermediate Spanish speakers. Call 954-357- 8180 for this month’s title, 10:30AM-12:30PM, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090 
  • November 17 - J.J.’s Book Club, ages 18 and up, call 954-357-8180 for this month’s title, 11AM- 12:30PM, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090 
  • November 28 - Tertulia Writer’s Club in Spanish, 6-7:30PM, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090 

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN + FAMILIES

  • November 8, 15, 29 - Get Ready for Kindergarten: Fostering children’s love for books and art, ages 3-5, 10:30- 11:15AM, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090 
  • November 8, 15, 29 - Family Fun Night, 4:30-5:30PM, Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33312, 954-357-7550 
  • November 9, 16, 30 - Rhythm Learning Time! Interactive musical story time with instruments, ages 4 and under, 10:30-11:15AM, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357- 8090 
  • November 13 - Stories and Slime, 6:30-7:15PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 837 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-357-7680 
  • November 13, 27 - Think Alouds for Reading Comprehension, ages 8-13, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090 
  • November 14, 21, 28 - Reading Buddies: Practice reading with a teen volunteer, ages 5-10, 3:30-4:30PM, Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020, 954-357-7760 ​​
  • November 14 - Celebrate Family Literacy: A Storytime Featuring the Works of Eric Carle, 11AM-Noon, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 837 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-357-7680 
  • November 14 - Family Literacy Crafternoon, ages 6-12, families welcome 4:30-5:30PM, Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023, 954-357-6245 
  • November 14 - Bridging the Gap on Family Literacy, 4:30-5:30PM, Riverland Library, 2710 W Davie Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, 954-357-7455 
  • November 14 - Family “LIT” Night, 7-8:30PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670 
  • November 14 - Me, My Family, and I Computer Class, 6-7PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670 
  • November 20 - Tween Family Charades Night, registration required: 954-357- 8180, 4:30-5:45PM, Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090