Escape the Ordinary This Summer @ Broward County Libraries!
The 2015 Adult Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program brings a summer full of fun for everyone
"Escape the Ordinary" during Broward County Library's Adult Summer R.E.A.D.ing (Reading, Exploration, Art, Discovery) Program, which kicks off June 6, 2015 at 26 library locations countywide. Read books, win prizes and enjoy a summer's worth of fun to escape the ordinary, including free events such as concerts, book discussions, films, workshops, computer classes and more.
Participation in the Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program is easy. Beginning June 6, register for the program at the library locations below or online at Broward.org/Library/Read. Complete reading goals and activities to earn entry forms for grand prizes. Additional library branches may offer special in-house events and prizes.
In addition to great reads, the following Broward County Library locations will be hosting a variety of Summer R.E.A.D.ing events for grown-ups. For details, check the online Adult Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program event booklet, or pick up a printed copy beginning in June at Broward County Library locations.
Adult Summer R.E.A.D.ing (Reading, Exploration, Art, Discovery) Program Locations:
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Carver Ranches Library
Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
Davie/Cooper City Library
Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
Hallandale Beach Library
Imperial Point Branch Library
Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
Lauderhill Towne Centre Branch 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
Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center
Pompano Beach Library
South Regional/Broward College Library
Southwest Regional Library
Tyrone Bryant Branch Library
West Regional Library
The Adult Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program is funded by the Broward Public Library Foundation and by the Friends of the Library groups associated with the libraries above.
Learn How to Access FREE Movies, Music, eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, TV Shows!
Free classes at Broward County Library can teach you how!
June 3, 10, 17, 24
- Free Downloads from BCL's Electronic Collection, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Lauderhill Towne Centre LibraryJune 3
- Learn About Free Magazine Downloads Using Zinio, 3 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryJune 4, 11, 18, 25
- eReader Open House, 12 to 1:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College LibraryJune 4, 11, 18, 25
- How to download eBooks/eAudiobooks to your eReader, smartphone or tablet, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library June 10
- Download Free eBooks! 1 to 2:30 p.m., Southwest Regional LibraryJune 10
- Free Music Downloads Using Freegal, 3 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryJune 17
- eBooks for your tablet or Kindle, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pompano Beach LibraryJune 17
- Learn How to Download eBooks Using Overdrive, 3 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryJune 18
- Introduction to Cloud Computing: Learn what it can do for you, limit of 10 people, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional LibraryJune 18
- How to download eBooks/eAudiobooks to your eReader, tablet or smartphone, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Hollywood LibraryJune 22
- iPhoneography: Escape Ordinary Photos, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Southwest Regional LibraryJune 24
- Introduction to 3D Printing Using Thingiverse, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Southwest Regional LibraryJune 24
- Learn How to Download Movies Using Hoopla, 3 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryJune 27
- iPad for Beginners and Advanced Users, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Southwest Regional LibraryJune 29
- Learn How to Download eBooks, 12 to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional LibraryJune 30
- Zinio eMagazines, 2 to 3 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
Broward County Library Receives Three Prestigious Awards from the Florida Library Association Including "Library of the Year"
Broward County Library (BCL) has received three prestigious awards from the Florida Library Association (FLA), including Florida's 2015 Library of the Year. BCL also won the Betty Davis Miller Youth Services Award for Teen Programming for its "Show Us Your Bookface" contest/exhibition and FLA's Libraries Mean Business Award for its "Broward County Libraries Mean Business!" campaign.
"It is an honor for Broward County Library to be recognized by the Florida Library Association and to be named the 2015 Library of the Year," says Skye Patrick, Director of Broward County Libraries Division. "The three awards are a demonstration of Broward County Library's dedication to innovative customer service and programming for our communities in Broward County."
In celebration of the Library of the Year award, Broward County Library will issue a special, limited edition library card commemorating the honor. The library card will be available to customers in mid May 2015.
Library of the Year was awarded to Broward County Library as a result of its innovation and its dedication to providing excellent first-class service to library customers of all ages. With programs, events and service launches designed specifically for today's library customer, BCL has engaged the community with S.T.E.M. (science/technology/engineering/math) literacy programs and an emphasis on the Maker's Movement and Do It Yourself (DIY) programs. BCL also provides library customers, including children and teens, with top-notch services that address the changing needs of a tech-savvy society, including the launch of the Creation Station, the first free community makerspace/gadget lab in Broward County.
The Show Us Your Bookface exhibit on display at Main Library.
The recipient of the Betty Davis Miller Youth Services Award for Teen Programming, "Show Us Your Bookface," is an innovative program in which teens had the opportunity to get creative by using a book cover to augment or obscure any part of their body with a book cover. Teens created the illusion that they "merged" themselves with their favorite book. Teens then submitted pictures of themselves to the library to enter the contest.
The "Broward County Libraries Mean Business!" campaign helped small businesses in the community.
The photographs were then used to create an oversized banner that was unveiled at the grand re-opening ceremony of Main Library in December 2014. Multiple banners have also been created for display at BCL locations countywide.
BCL's system-wide campaign, "Broward County Libraries Mean Business!" created programming to assist small business and entrepreneurial enterprises as well as raise awareness of the many business-related resources, assistance and support the library has available. It was launched in conjunction with former Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief's 2014 leadership theme, "Broward Means Business." As libraries move into the 21st century, BCL is positioning itself as a valued "commodity" for small businesses, job seekers, employers and entrepreneurs.