Summer

Summer Learning booklet coverGet ready for the Big Win @ Broward County Library

Join the 2016 Summer Learning Program
You can win big by reading and learning all summer long
June 1 – August 20, 2016
Registration Begins May 7, 2016

 
Readers of all ages can join in the fun and reach reading goals this summer at Broward County Public Library’s 2016 Summer Learning Program. The 2016 Summer Learning Program is open to the entire family, preschool through adult, with programs, interactive games, prize drawings and more.
 
Register for the Summer Learning program directly online or at your favorite Broward County Library Locations and enter to win prizes and rewards. But the program is about more than just prizes; the Summer Learning Program also includes a summer full of free programs, learning activities, fitness events, computer classes, physical challenges, coding hackathons, science and engineering experiments, healthy cooking demonstrations, entertaining shows and more. 
 
There are four summer learning categories:  Preschool  |  Children  |  Teen  |  Adult
Each category has specific goals and prizes for their age group. Every age can join and win spectacular prizes!
 
Registration for the Big Win Summer Learning Program begins on May 7, 2016.
 
Check out our online version of the Summer Learning Program guide for fun, free Big Win events for all ages or visit our online calendars for Adults and Youth to see what’s going on this summer at your Broward County Library.

Live Calendars: Adult Summer Learning  |  Youth Summer Reading Program
 
Winning is easy at Broward County Library

  • Step One: Register directly online or with a branch librarian.
  • Step Two: Start reading and learning.
  • Step Three: Complete your goals! Record your reading, program attendance, learning events, database discoveries, or digital downloads. Pick up a printed tracking game at your local branch library if you would like a print version to record your reading/learning before you enter it online.
  • Step Four: Input all of your information online (on your own, or with a librarian) to be eligible for grand prizes.
  • Step Five: Win regular weekly prizes and receive an entry form for weekly grand prizes. Remember to enter your information online to win Big Win grand prizes each time you reach a goal.

To Register Online for The Big Win

  1. Click on your category:  Preschool, Children, Teen, or Adult.
  2. To register for an online account, click on Join Here.
  3. Enter your age and birthdate in the white box. You can enter your real birthdate or any date in the year you were born to keep your information more private.
  4. A registration page will appear. Enter your registration information -- this registration helps us better serve you, wherever you live.
  5. Use your own username and password, or create a summer password. 
    1. Username: Use your first initial, last name, and last three (3) numbers of your phone number. Example: Jack Smith, 111-2345 would be jsmith345
    2. Password: Use the password “summer2016”
    3. Keep your username and password somewhere safe.
  6. Click on CREATE ACCOUNT to create your summer learning online account for The Big Win!
  7. You will now see your own home page. On your homepage you can record your reading, program challenges, and awards of prizes or certificates. Once they are recorded, the librarian may reward you with a prize when you reach your reading goals.
  8. Visit your branch librarian for help with the online process.
  9. Enjoy your summer reading and learning.

Free Summer Food and Fun!
 
From June 13 through August 20, 2016, Broward County Libraries Division, in partnership with Broward Meals on Wheels and funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture, will present "Free Food and Fun at Your Library" this summer.
 
TThrough the Summer BreakSpot program, kids ages 18 and under can enjoy a free lunch and/or an afternoon snack. Served on a first come, first served basis, the free meals/snacks will be served at 28 locations. Ask your branch librarian about time and days at your branch.
 
Free Summer Food and Fun Locations