FROM KNITTING TO NOVELS…
FROM COMPUTERS TO CARS…
What Will You Create at Creation Station Lab?
Creation Station Lab, our
makerspace/gadget lab located at the
Main Library, is a free community center
equipped with tools such as state-of-the-art
computers and 3D printers as well as public
access to the latest virtual reality
equipment and other high-tech gadgets
Some of the items above can also be checked out using your
Broward County Library card. Call 954-357-7537 for details.
The Creation Station Lab is open Monday from 10AM to 6PM;
Tuesday and Wednesday from Noon to 8PM; Thursday-Saturday from 10AM
to 6PM; Sunday: Closed.
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Libraries Outside the Lines – Expect the Unexpected!
Think your library’s just about the books? Think again. Today’s modern library
is more community center than reading room, offering outside-the-box events and
activities. Check out the programs below to see how Broward County Libraries’
operates outside the lines.
LEARN & GROW
RELAX & ENJOY
New Tot Tech! Early Literacy Opportunities for Families and Educators at Broward County Libraries through December
Twenty-one Broward County libraries with
AWE Early Literacy Stations take it to the next level with a series of free
Tot Tech! interactive programs for teachers and families with children ages
five and under. The programs will be held from August to December and are
intended to strengthen school readiness and digital ability.
AWE Early Literacy Stations are touch screen computers, designed specifically
for early learners, beginning with preschoolers. Each AWE station comes
preloaded with more than 60 games that span multiple curriculum areas - from
reading to graphic arts to STEM subjects to music. Tot Tech! demonstrates how to
use AWE stations for maximum effect with one-on-one tutorials, group story time
programs with large-screen projections, hands-on parent workshops and educator
A traveling Early Literacy Digital Training Center will "pop up" at
Main Library and regional libraries where librarians will provide one-on-one
sessions beginning in August, group story time programs in October and November
and workshops for parents and teachers.
The Tot Tech! classes are meant to be fun and enjoyable and include tips with
common sense advice for media use. Classes for adults explore how digital
interactions allow children to work at their own pace, ask questions, attempt
problem solving, decode language, interact physically with touch screens and
develop active, creative and authentic engagement between families, other
children and their world.
The children's story time events will combine online, digital fun with activity
playtime, digital musical sessions with live instrument play, and digital image
and letter recognition with hands-on books and crafts.
For more information, please call Youth Services at 954-357-7470 or visit
Broward County Libraries' online
calendar for more information about Tot Tech! training sessions.
This project is funded in part by a grant from A.D. Henderson Foundation
through the Broward Public Library Foundation.
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Art Spot: Can you name the library branch where this public art is located?
Come back next week for the answer!
Answer to last week’s Art Spot:
Color and Rhythm, a Visual Orchestration by Yaacov Agam is located at... Main Library
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