September 30, 2014
Time for Teen Read Week™ @ BCL!
Teen Read Week™, celebrated this year from October 12-18, 2014, is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) that’s designed to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.
This year's theme is "Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library," and a number of Broward County Library locations will offer programs and events especially geared towards teens.
- October 6, 13 - Creative Writing Workshop, please call to register (required), 6 to 8 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
- October 15 - Open House for Teens, 4 to 6 p.m., Main Library
- October 18 - Edgar Allan Poe: Shadow of the Raven, middle school and above, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
- October 18 - Movie Festival, Noon to 5:30 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
- October 18 - Library Cupcake Wars, 2 to p.m., Tamarac Library
- October 25, 28 - New Teen Volunteer Orientation, ages 13-17, pre-register in person required between Oct. 1-21, Stirling Road Library, 10/25: 10:30 a.m. to Noon; 10/28: 6 to 7 p.m.
September 30th is Last Day to Show Your Bookface!
Show your Bookface during Broward County Libraries' Teen Read Week Contest by taking your picture with an awesome book cover and submitting it to TeenLibrary@broward.org
or at your local library
. Prizes include $100 and $50 gift cards for the most creative entries.
September 30th is the last day to enter. The contest is open to students in grades 6-12. Bookface is when a person obscures or augments any part of their body with a book cover creating the illusion that the illustration and the subject are one. Make yourself an extension of your favorite cover. Select it, snap it and submit your original entry. Enter as many times as you want. Winning entries will be displayed throughout Broward County Libraries during Teen Read Week, October 12-18, 2014. Bookface is sponsored by Broward County Libraries and Florida Teen Network.
Each entry must be accompanied with the following information: Name, Grade, and Contact Phone Number. Anyone who is recognizable in the photo is required to complete a photo release. For more information, ask a Youth Services librarian at your local library.
Visit Broward County Library’s Teen eReading Room
Broward County Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience for teens: The Teen eReading Room!
The Library's main digital eBook collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing for teens and young adults.
This appealing and user-friendly page contains eBooks and audiobooks, and browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Visitors to the Teen eReading Room can also browse through new eBook and audiobooks or check out the latest Sunshine State Readers.
The Teen eReading Room filters the overall digital collection to show just young adult content, which gets youth to the titles they want faster! This new service, powered by OverDrive is free to users with a Broward County Library card. Digital titles are available anytime, anywhere and expire automatically, so there is no need to worry about late fees.
Droids, 3D Printers, Flight Simulators – See Them All at the 6th Annual Tech-Fest
Check out BCL’s 3D printers at the Tech-Fest
South Regional/Broward College Library
will host the 6th Annual Tech-Fest on Saturday, October 18, 2014
, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will highlight some of the latest in technology, including Broward County Library’s own 3D printer and Leap Motion as well as live demonstrations, a flight simulator from Broward College's Aviation Institute and more.
Check out a droid from Miami Aerial, the University of Miami’s NAO humanoid robot and see robotic demonstrations presented by local high school robotics clubs. The Pembroke Pines Police Department's CSI Unit will be on hand to give a behind-the-scenes look at their work, as will the Broward Sheriff's Office's Bomb Squad and their specialized Bomb Squad robot. The event is free and open to the public.