Friends of the Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Library
The Century Plaza Branch Library opened in 1982. In 1990, the Century Plaza Friends of the Library group was founded, and it became a strong advocate for library programs, staff and projects. It became a part of the Broward County Library's Friends umbrella group, (now, Friends of Broward County Libraries, Inc.) that same year.
The branch has either moved or remodeled three times since 1982, with the most recent major remodeling completed in 2003.
During June of 2012, The Century Plaza Branch Library was renamed the Century Plaza Leon Slatin Branch Library in honor of Leon Slatin. Mr. Slatin was the Friend's founder, President for many years, and a member of the Library Advisory Board. He was an advocate for library improvements and volunteered for more than 30 years.
The Century Plaza Leon Slatin Branch Friends group provides funding for special events, projects and programs. They hold recognition luncheons for volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Month and fund special adult programming.
The biggest fund raiser for the Century Plaza Friends is the ongoing book fair. Through the generosity of our valued customers, donations are received on a regular basis.
Every year the Friends group funds Century Plaza Leon Slatin Branch's youth services programs. This includes special programming for the summer-long Florida Library Youth Program, and other year-round activities.
The group provides financial support for Broward County Library staff development, such as attendance at Florida Library Association and American Library Association conferences.
At the 2012 Friends of the Library Luncheon and Awards, the Friends won an award for "Support of Youth Programming" which was added to the many other awards they have received over the years.
For more information about the Century Plaza Friends of the Library, call 954-357-7740.
Opportunities for involvement in Friends groups exist at most Broward County Library branches. For information about other Friends groups, contact Friends of Broward County Libraries, Inc. at 954-357-7771.
Remember: Good Friends make Great Libraries!