DATE: May 24, 2013
Break ground with great books this summer!
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath, Libraries Division
Dig into “Groundbreaking Reads” during Broward County Libraries' Adult Summer Reading Program, a summer’s worth of great books, events, contests and more that’s sponsored by the Friends of Broward County Library. This year, the Adult Summer Reading Program will also feature free classes to teach customers how to download free eBooks, music and magazines as well as technology “petting zoos” that provide hands-on practice with eReaders and other devices.
For a full list of Adult Summer Reading Program events, check out the 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program “Groundbreaking Reads” guide book, which lists times, dates and locations for all events, or visit the Adult Summer Reading Program live eCalendar. The Adult Summer Reading Program booklet is available now at all Broward County Library locations, or you can download a copy here. The Adult Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of Broward County Library.
Sixteen Broward County Libraries will participate in the 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program, which is free and open to the public:
Participants can register for the Summer Reading Program at participating libraries throughout the month of June; sign up before July 20 to register to enter a drawing to win a Kindle eReader.
While the Adult Summer Reading Program encourages everyone to read for the fun of it, there’s also a full schedule of events to keep you busy when you’re not curled up with a book. Looking to get or stay active? Check out a tai chi demonstration/mini-class, yoga or mediation class or learn to disco dance. Keep your brain in shape with discussions of books both classic and best-selling or join a creative writing club. Get crafty and creative and learn to sew, tie-dye a t-shirt or take great digital photos.
Classes in downloading free library materials such as eBooks, audio books, music and magazines are taking place all summer long at 11 locations: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center; Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library; Imperial Point Library; Main Library; Margate Catharine Young Library; North Regional/Broward College Library; Northwest Regional Library; Pompano Beach Library; South Regional/Broward College Library; Southwest Regional Library and Tyrone Bryant Library.
Get a pre-summer start on downloading free great reads by visiting Broward County Library's Overdrive page, which features hot titles and new bestsellers as well as a video tutorial and help page with instructions on downloading.
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 40 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 Web site, 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.