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Digging Summer Reading @ Broward County Library!
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The Fun Rolls on with 2013 Summer Reading Program 

Possum and mouse sharing each others stories about the book they're readingAs the height of summer hits us (complete with hair-raising humidity and daily downpours), it’s time to take refuge from the heat and seek indoor summer fun. 
Broward County Libraries Summer Reading Program, which runs until August 8, offers good times and great reads for all ages. The Summer Reading Program offers special events and shows while offering children incentives and rewards to read.

Upcoming Highlighted Summer Reading Program Finale Events for Kids and Teens

Upcoming Highlighted Summer Reading Program Finale Events for Adults
Summer finale fun isn’t just for kids. Here’s what’s happening for grown-ups:

Summer Means Free Food and Fun at BCL!
Three children enjoying lunch.From now through August 16, participating Broward County Libraries Division locations, in conjunction with Sisters for Abundant Living, will provide free lunch and afternoon snacks for children ages 18 and under. The meals, which are made possible by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Summer BreakSpot program, meet nutritional United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines. All lunches and snacks will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The following Broward County Library locations will be serving free meals to children this summer: 

For more information about free summer meals at Broward County Library locations, please contact Nancy Murray, Youth Services Administrator, 954-357-7406,  
Read Aloud 15 Minutes - Every child. Every parent. Every day.Read Aloud This Summer and All Year Long: Florida Center for the Book Partners with Read Aloud 15 MINUTES Campaign
Join Read Aloud 15 MINUTES, a drive to encourage parents to spend 15 minutes each day reading aloud to their child. Sponsored by the American Library Association, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, Reach Out & Read and United Way, Read Aloud 15 MINUTES raises awareness of the importance of reading aloud. Read Aloud 15 MINUTES touts the extensive benefits of reading aloud to children including:

  • Encourages brain development in children during critical years of birth to three.
  • Increases child’s vocabulary and introduces new words and concepts.
  • Fosters a love of reading and creates bonding time between parents and children
  • Invaluable for building literacy skills that are vital to an individual’s success.

New Library Catalog Feature Added!
With many Broward County Libraries’ programs and initiatives based on themes such as Hispanic Heritage Month, Back to School, National Dance Day and American Heritage Month, we’ve updated our catalog to make it easier to find books on those subjects. Visit Broward County Library’s visual catalog and click on the categories located under the “Search” box to locate books about that subject.

Summertime and the Reading is Easy: Books of the Season, Available at BCL

One Summer by David Baldacci
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn (eBook only)
Lake Wobegon, Summer 1956 by Garrison Keillor
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
Summer by Edith Wharton
Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams