Broward County Libraries to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the civil rights march in Washington D.C.

Broward County Libraries honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DATE: December 20, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Broward County Libraries will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at various special events held during the weeks surrounding  the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. All Broward County Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in honor of King.

King was an American clergyman, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience, and is now one of the most important figure in the civil rights struggle. In celebration, Broward County Library will host the following events:

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 Broward County's diverse community. Broward County Libraries Division continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive Web site, 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 Broward County Historical Commission.

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