DATE: November 4, 2011
MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Upon arrival at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, travelers can now access thousands of free downloadable e-books on their smart phone or e-reader, while waiting to claim their luggage and begin their visit to beautiful Broward County. The free program is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, and a partnership between the Airport and Broward County Libraries.
More than 15,000 book titles are available, which can be accessed quickly and easily by simply scanning a Quick Response (QR) code displayed on screens throughout the Airport’s baggage claim areas. A library card is not required. A QR code reader app is required – several are available and many are free.
To download a book, simply visit one of the 12 screens conveniently located in the baggage claim area of each of the Airport’s four terminals. Use your smartphone or electronic reading device to scan the QR code. Choose from nonfiction, fiction, children’s titles, classics and more – free. The book titles never expire.
To be among the first to receive updates about new airport passenger programs and services, follow Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on twitter@FLLFlyer or visit broward.org/Airport.
About Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the country, now serving more than 22 million passengers a year. It ranks 22nd in the United States in total passenger traffic. With over 600 flights a day, FLL offers non-stop service to more than 60 U.S. cities and international service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin American, and Europe. For more information, visit broward.org/Airport.
About Broward County Libraries
The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 37 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of the Broward County's diverse community. A comprehensive website, broward.org/library, provides information about library activities and links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, and customers are also encouraged to follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Broward County Historical Commission.