DATE: July 25, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33311 (954-357-6282), will be closed on Friday, August 17, 2012 for necessary repairs and maintenance. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 18.
Library customers are encouraged to visit other nearby Broward County Library locations including:
Customers are also encouraged to visit the Broward County Library website, www.broward.org/library, to find information on other library locations; to check out, place holds on and renew materials; check the status of their library account; and gain access to the library catalog, specialized databases, event calendars and more. Customers can also download the free BCL WoW app to browse and download eBooks and audiobooks, see what eBooks and audiobooks are currently available, then download and read the book directly from the BCL WoW app.
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. The library continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive and award-winning website, www.broward.org/library, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Historical Commission.