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Youth Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program 2014
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Youth Summer R.E.A.D.ing (Reading, Exploring, Art and Discovery) Program for Children, Tweens and Teens!A group of kids with robots and a professor with books in hand; conducting an experiment.

The Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program is a fun way to encourage young people to read, explore and discover all summer long. Children ages 18 and under can register for the Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program and enter to win prizes and rewards. But it’s more than just reading incentives; the Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program also includes a summer full of free programs, learning activities, story times, computer classes, family fun nights, entertaining shows and performances. Here’s a selection of featured Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program events. For a full list of events, including dates, times and locations, download the Youth Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program event booklet.

  • Fusho Daiko Japanese Taiko Drumming: Exciting performance by taiko drummers introduces the art form of taiko drumming.
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: Be amazed as energy and matter come to life in this exciting chemistry demonstration.
  • Suzy Hammer Oooga the Cave Woman: Go back in time with Oooga as she tells dinosaur tales, cave stores and teaches primitive dance.
  • Simply Puppets: Learn science facts and fun with this interactive puppet show!
  • Show Time for Kids: Enjoy the Rootin’ Tootin’ Reading Round-up Awesome Cowboy Science with balloon fun, magic, puppets, reading and science.
  • Windell Campbell: Renowned storyteller incorporates puppetry and tales for a unique experience.
  • Just Add Rhythm: Interactive drumming experience featuring percussion instruments from around the world.
  • Mad Science of Palm Beach: Explore molecules and make your own “Mad Science Putty” to take home!
  • Dennis Project, Inc.: Workshops and activities designed to introduce students to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).
  • Bricks 4 Kidz: Learn, explore and build with LEGOs.

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation, Miami Dolphins Foundation, Broward Family Life, CBS Miami and WPBT Channel 2.

Fizz. Boom. Read.Visit your favorite Broward County Library beginning June 7, 2014 and sign up for the Summer R.E.A.D. (Reading, Exploring, Art and Discovery) Program. This year’s Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read,” inviting children, teens and teens to explore the fantastic worlds of science, technology, engineering and math through fun, free events.

Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program Locations:
African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
Carver Ranches Library
Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Library
Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
Davie/Cooper City Library
Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
Hallandale Beach Library
Hollywood Library
Imperial Point Library
Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
Lauderdale Lakes Library/Educational and Cultural Center
Lauderhill Mall Branch Library
Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
Main Library
Margate Catharine Young Library
Miramar Library and Education Center
North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
North Regional/Broward College Library
Northwest Branch Library
Northwest Regional Library
Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center
Pompano Beach Library
Riverland Library
South Regional/Broward College Library
Southwest Regional Library
Stirling Road Library
Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
Tamarac Library
Tyrone Bryant Library
West Regional Library
Weston Library
Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library

For information on Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program events at these locations, download the Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program event booklet.

Free Summer Food and Fun!Three children enjoying lunch.

Beginning in June, Broward County Libraries Division, in partnership with Sisters for Abundant Living and funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture, will once again present “Free Food and Fun at Your Library” this summer. Through the Summer BreakSpot program, kids ages 18 and under can enjoy a free lunch or an afternoon snack. Served on a first come, first serve basis, the free meals/snacks will be served at the following locations. Please contact library directly for information on days and times.

Three adults, each sitting in a chair with a clock covering their face.Library Days/Hours Customer Survey –
Tell Us What You Think!


Broward County Library is conducting a customer survey regarding the hours and days your library is open. Please take a moment to complete the survey and share your opinions.

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 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

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