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Earth Day @ BCL Means Eco-Fun for Everyone!
Broward County > Library > News > Spotlights > Earth Day @ BCL Means Eco-Fun for Everyone!

eConnections Spotlight

A group of multi-ethnic hands hold up a globe of EarthEvery year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day by planting trees, cleaning up their communities, contacting their elected officials and more. Get involved with these Earth Day events at Broward County Libraries; there's something here for all ages!
 
April 10, 24 - Earth Day: Afterschool STEM, container garden, grades 4-6, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
April 22 - Earth Day Flea Market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
April 22 - Earth Day!! Storytime Fun, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Carver Ranches Library
April 22 - Come Celebrate Earth Day, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
April 24 - Reel to Real Talk - A Film Forum with Commentary. 2005, Academy Award-nominated, English language film concerning a landmark lawsuit, 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., call 954-201-2600 for title, North Regional/Broward College Library

Go Green All Year Round at the Little Green Library and Environmental Learning Center!
 
Located at 1033 N.W. 6th St., Suite 102, Fort Lauderdale, 33301, The Little Green Library and Environmental Center is a public library and interactive learning center focused on green building, technologies for energy efficiency, urban farming and other sustainable initiatives that can lead to a more efficient and self-sufficient life.
 
The Little Green Library and Environmental Learning Center opened on Earth Day, April 23, 2012. Created through a cooperative initiative between the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Libraries Division, the Little Green Library and Environmental Center will showcase a variety of green building techniques that can be practiced in one’s home.
 
Located near Fort Lauderdale’s Northwest Gardens neighborhood, the library features a small computer lab which allows visitors to access digital and printed resources. Additionally, it will host environmental learning programs and workshops on topics such as indoor air quality, composting, rain barrels and backyard gardens, solar hot water, sustainable interior design and more.
 

The Little Green Library and Environmental Center
Little Green Library and Environmental Center

In a unique partnership, the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Libraries Division teamed up to develop the Little Green Library and Environmental Center. The Housing Authority provided the space, furnishings, shelving and personnel and will fully fund and operate the library at no cost to the county. Broward County Libraries Division loaned library materials and computers for public use. The Little Green Library and Environmental Center itself contains a number of green building technologies. The interior of the library features energy-efficient LED lights; recycled countertops and work stations; as well as handcrafted sustainable cabinets and finishes. Urban gardens outside the library provide an eco-conscience touch to the building's exterior.
 
As a special library focused entirely on residential green building and sustainable living, the Little Green Library and Environmental Center will provide limited library services. Books and materials are self-check out only and holds from other Broward County Library locations cannot be picked up there. The library will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The main phone number for the Little Green Library and Environmental Center is 954-712-0441.
 

Broward County Library Director Skye Patrick sitting on the step in front of a library
Broward County Library Director
Skye Patrick

Community Vision Sessions – Learn More About Your Library!
 
Broward County Libraries will host a series of Community Vision Sessions with Broward County Libraries Director Skye Patrick. Join us as we look toward the future and discuss how library services will continue to evolve and meet the changing needs of the community. Library Director Skye Patrick will share exciting plans for the future and welcome your comments and questions. The purpose of the meetings is to present the BCL’s "Vision for the Future and Community," and for library administration to meet the public and to hear the concerns of each region. Each session will include a PowerPoint presentation and Q&A session. 
 
All Community Vision Sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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