April is National Poetry Month at Broward County Library!

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DATE: March 31, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division

National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The goal is to widen to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage and to poetry books and journals. The Academy of American Poets has led this initiative from its inception in 1996 and along the way has enlisted a variety of government agencies and officials, educational leaders, publishers, sponsors, poets and arts organizations to help. National Poetry Month is celebrated each April with the ideal of highlighting the legacy and achievement of American poets, introduce more Americans to the pleasure of reading poetry and increase support, reading and awareness of poetry.

National Poetry Month Events at Broward County Library:

The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the largest library system in Florida by square footage 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, 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, movies 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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