Summer Reading Program at Broward County Library
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Literary ElementsIt’s Not Just for Kids!

“Literary Elements” is the theme for this year’s Adult Summer (Reading, Exploration, Art, Discovery) Program and Broward County Library is offering a summer’s worth of fun for all ages. Summer reading isn’t just for kids. Life in South Florida slows down when the mercury rises and the rains begin, making summer the perfect time to kick back and catch up on all the books you’ve been too busy to read.

Ready to read? Visit your local Broward County Library location to stock up on free books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. For maximum convenience, download free eBooks from BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls, where you can select from thousands of titles in every genre and access them at no cost. During the Adult Summer Program, anyone can register for the program and be entered into a drawing for a eReader at the end of the summer.

Summer Reading Program Events

Books within a helixTake time for you this summer with, fun and free Summer Reading Program events for adults. This year, 23 libraries throughout Broward County will be participating with events that range from the informative to the entertaining. Explore literary elements with other readers, enjoy new and favorite titles and check out free, fun programs that include book talks, fun and games, and crafts. There are also movies, exhibits, fitness classes, music and more, all free and all at Broward County Library. You can get details about these events by downloading the Adult Summer Program booklet or at these BCL locations:Books with a lamp

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Davie/Cooper City Library
Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
Hallandale Beach Branch Library
Hollywood Library
Hollywood Beach Branch Library 
Imperial Point Branch Library
Jan Moran Collier City Branch Library
A magnifying glass and hat on top of a bookLauderhill Towne Centre Branch Library
Main Library
Margate Catharine Young Library
Miramar Branch Library and Education Center
North Regional/Broward College Library
Northwest Branch Library
Northwest Regional Library
Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
Microscope on top of bookPembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center
Pompano Beach Library
Riverland Library
South Regional/Broward College Library
Southwest Regional Library
Tyrone Bryant Branch Library
West Regional Library

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Community Vision Sessions with Broward County Library Director Skye Patrick: Learn More About Your Library, Meet the Director and Discuss Your Views

Skye Patrick, Broward County Library DirectorBroward County Library will host a series of upcoming meetings to present the Library’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.

Monday, May 12 - Northwest Regional Library, Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor
Monday, May 19 - Southwest Regional Library, Auditorium, Room #111
Monday, June 2 - North Regional/Broward College Library, Multipurpose Room #154
Monday, June 9 - African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

Adult Summer Program – Featured Books for Summer Book Discussions

An atom that contains books

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll
El Corazon de Voltaire by Luis Lopez Nieves
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Darwin Conspiracy by John Darnton
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Eirk Brynjolfsson
The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison