DATE: June 11, 2013
The Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library in Davie, Florida. Photo courtesy of Robin Hill.
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath, Libraries Division
Let the rumpus begin! Unleash your inner wild thing during the "Where the Wild Things Are" celebration, which begins 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013 Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library, 751 S.W. 121 Ave., Davie, FL 33325. Children ages five and up and families are invited to attend this free, public event. Registration is required; please call 954-357-8585 to reserve a spot.
The "Where the Wild Things Are" celebration will include an afternoon of fun and creativity. Children can participate in hands-on arts and crafts and other activities, enjoy some "wild" music and even win special prizes!
This special event celebrates the beloved children's book, Where the Wild Things Are by the late Maurice Sendak. The July 6 event is held in conjunction with Young At Art Museum's current exhibit, Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures, which is on display now at the Museum. While there is no fee for the "Where the Wild Things Are" party or to the Broward County Library, admission to the Museum and exhibit is $13 per person, $12 for seniors and children and $11 for Broward County residents. For more information on the Museum or exhibit, call 954-424-0085 or visit youngatartmuseum.org.
The Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library opened in May 2012, is a unique partnership that provides children and families with family-friendly facility that provides enrichment, education and entertainment. The 10,000 square-foot Broward County Library at the Young At Art Museum boasts a collection of approximately 30,000 items for customers of all ages including books, CDS, DVDS and more. It offers free public library services including the use of library materials, 23 public-use computers and free Wi-Fi throughout.
For more information on the free "Where the Wild Things Are" celebration, please call 954-357-KIDS.
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, 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.