Children’s Active Learning Center
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Children’s Active Learning Center Opens June 8th

Broward County Libraries' new Active Learning Center (ALC) will celebrate its grand opening on June 8, 2017 at 11AM. Located on the second floor of Main Library, the ALC is a free, educationally rich, children's play space that provides developmentally appropriate play activities to promote school readiness. The grand opening is free and open to the public.

Designed to look like a seaside village, the ALC provides children up to age five the opportunity to cook and clean in the playhouse, shop at miniature stores, play on a boat in a Big Blue Ocean, cuddle sea animals in Baby Bay, ride a train downtown, perform shows on a stage and explore countless bins of books and building and play materials. 

The free-flowing model village allows children to develop flexible strategies for creative play as they experiment, interact, try new items and problem solve. All items and furnishings in the ALC have been carefully chosen for optimum safety and interest. 

The Active Learning Center will be open during Main Library's regular hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Noon to 8PM. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.



New Networking Events at Creation Station Business Coworking Hub

people talking to each otherLooking to meet entrepreneurs, industry professionals and small business owners in your community? Check out Creation Station Business Coworking Hub’s new networking socials, held on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30PM. Join your friends and business contacts and make new ones at this fun, free event. Each social features high-profile guests, coffee and more.

Creation Station Business Coworking Hub is Broward County Library's new small business incubator. Located at Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Creation Station Business Coworking Hub offers free work and meeting spaces, high-tech equipment, business resources and expert assistance for creating and growing your business.

It features a conference room, two meeting rooms, video-conferencing equipment, a smartboard, a large-format printer, free WiFi and wireless printing from your laptop or mobile device – all available for use at no cost. There’s also a full range of business journals, magazines and books available as well as helpful, knowledgeable librarians on-hand to provide guidance.

Registration for the networking social via Eventbrite is requested but not required. For more information, please call 954-357-7418.

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Help Build a Better World at the Adult Volunteer Expo

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The Southwest Regional Library will present an ADULT Volunteer Expo on Saturday, June 24th from 1 to 3PM. The public is invited to attend and meet local organizations to find out about community volunteer opportunities.

There will be a wide range of organizations at the Expo, with something to cover almost any interest or abilities. If animals are your passion, Abandoned Pet Rescue, Bit by Bit Medical Therapeutic Riding Center and F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue will be there to recruit volunteers. Help the youth in our community by getting involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County or the Children’s Home Society of Florida.

Heartland Hospice, Jubilee Center of South Broward County, Memorial Hospital Miramar and Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center are seeking caring individuals to help out. If the outdoors and environment are your thing, check out Broward County Parks and Recreation (Anne Kolb Nature Center and Key Nature Center) and Flamingo Gardens. There will also be representatives from the City of Miramar Cultural Center, Friends of the Southwest Regional Library and HandsOn Broward.

For more information, please call 954-357-7110.


Wireless Printing Now Available at Seven Library Locations Countywide

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If you’re out and about but need to print, we’ve got you covered. You can now print wirelessly from all mobile devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones. Submit print jobs from anywhere, send them to a library printer and then swing by and pick them up.  You can also download the PrinterOn app for easy wireless printing (Apple® or Android™).  Learn more at

Broward County Libraries currently features wireless printing at the following library locations:


Your Library’s a Winner!

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Broward’s Libraries Division is the recipient of two Gold Hermes Creative Awards recognizing our Facebook Page and the Big Read's "The Namesake" brochure. We also received an honorable mention award for the Fast Lane Marketing Campaign.

The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators and freelancers. 

Visit our award-winning Facebook site at

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