Summer Learning Program
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Summer Learning Program Online Registration Begins May 18! 

Sign up and Build a Better World!

It’s time to “Build a Better World” with Broward County Libraries' Summer Learning Program! Enjoy exciting activities, register for our learning program and meet reading and learning goals to win fun prizes. It's open to all ages and has four categories - Early Learner, Children, Teen and Adult - each with specific goals and prizes.

Participants may register at beginning May 18, then track their reading and learning activities either online or on printed game boards. Summer Learning Program participants of all ages can win prizes such as Duplo sets, tablets, wireless headphones, tickets to local museums and activities and round-trip plane tickets. 

Programs and events include dance and Zumba classes, performances, arts and crafts, concerts, book discussions, movie screenings, story times and more. The 2017 Build a Better World theme invites everyone to build reading and learning skills as well as knowledge in STEM concepts of science, technology, engineering and math with a wide range of STEM-related Summer Learning Program activities.

Broward County Public Schools Summer Learning Week

This year, through partnerships with the Broward County Public Schools and Broward Reads, the 2017 Summer Learning Program has expanded and is now the primary summer learning program for the entire county. From May 22-26, students all over the county will participate in the Broward County Summer Learning Week by reading together and receiving Summer Learning Program materials and game boards. Students who register before June 1st can go to their local library and pick up a fun prize. The entire community will begin tracking their reading and learning activities on June 1st and will continue until August 20th, the day before the 2017-2018 school year begins.

Free Food and Fun at Your Library

The 2017 Summer Learning Program includes our Summer BreakSpot summer lunch program, offered in partnership with Broward Meals on Wheels and funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture.  Through this 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.

Register for the Broward County Library Summer Learning Program online at or in person at any Broward County Library location.

Funding and support for the Summer Learning Program is provided by Broward Reads, Broward County Public Schools, the Children's Services Council and the Broward Public Library Foundation.

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May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month with these free library events.  

May 13​
Aloha Hawaii! Hawaiian song and dance, all ages North Regional/Broward College Library
May 17
Hawaiian Island Song and Dance, presented by The Yellowbirds Ukulele and Guitar Ensemble Southwest Regional Library
May 18
Ukulele Meetup: Bring your ukulele to play North Regional/Broward College Library
May 20
Read & Ride Book Club: Mobile book club meeting on the Tri-Rail to discuss Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden ​Call 954-357-2100 for details


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Ukulele Music

Interested in more ukulele fun? Use your Broward County Library card to access free downloadable and streaming ukulele albums.
  • Don Ho Again: Live in Hawaii
  • Drew's Famous Hawaiian Ukulele Party Music
  • The Ukulele by Various Artists
  • Ukulele Songs by Eddy Vedder
  • Ukulele No Tahiti Pure Uke by Etienne Onee

  • little boy with yamaka Jewish American Heritage Month

    Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is celebrated nationally in May. JAHM recognizes Jewish American contributors to the fields of arts, business, entertainment, government, medicine, military sports and science. Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with these free library events.

    May 16​
    Jews and Jazz, presented by Richard Gerber, author of Jazz: America's Gift Main Library
    May 20
    The Al Matos Klezmer Band Weston Library
    May 22
    Genealogy Club Main Library


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    From Kosher to Comfort Food: Cookbooks for Jewish American Heritage Month


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    Connect with your community, your creativity and your best self with these free events at Broward County Libraries. For more free Facebook classes, please visit our online events calendar.

    May 13​
    Facebook 101: Finding Your Way Southwest Regional Library
    May 15
    Social Networking 10 African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
    May 17
    Employability Teen Workshop Pembroke Pines Library
    May 17
    Team Building for Children: Silent Puzzle Challenge Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
    May 27
    Employability Teen Workshop Lauderdale Lakes Library


    Work with Us at Creation Station Business – Your FREE Coworking Hub and Small Business Incubator!

    creation station business hubLooking for a cool place to co-work and build your business? Visit Creation Station Business, Broward County Library's free coworking hub and small business incubator, designed to provide support for the community’s entrepreneurs and small businesses. Located at Main Library, Creation Station Business offers free work, conference and meeting spaces, high-tech equipment, business resources and expert assistance for creating and growing businesses.  

    There’s also free wifi and wireless printing available, as well as free access to equipment such as 3D and large-format printers; overhead scanners, a Smart Board interactive workboard; video conferencing; virtual reality equipment, audio editing/video processing equipment and computers with software such as CAD (computer-aided design), Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office.

    Don’t miss our new Creation Station Business networking events. Held every third Tuesday at 5:30PM in Creation Station Business, they’re a great way to meet other local entrepreneurs and innovators.

    For more information or to reserve conference or work space at Creation Station Business, call 954-357-7418. You can also visit the Creation Station Business web page for more details and a list of free, upcoming business workshops and seminars.

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