Broward County Library celebrates Earth Day with community events for all.
DATE: March 31. 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day by planting trees, cleaning up their communities, contacting their elected officials and more. Get involved with these Earth Day events at Broward County Libraries; there's something here for all ages!
Go Green All Year Round at The Little Green Library and Environmental Learning Center!
- April 10, 24 - Earth Day: Afterschool STEM, container garden, grades 4-6, 3:45
to 4:45 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
- April 22 - Earth Day Flea Market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201--8825
- April 22 - Earth Day!! Storytime Fun, 11 a.m. to noon, Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023, 954-357-6245
- April 22 - Come Celebrate Earth Day, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990
- April 24 - Reel to Real Talk - A Film Forum with Commentary. 2005, Academy Award-nominated, English language film concerning a landmark lawsuit, noon to 2:30 p.m., call library for title. North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600
Located at 1033 N.W. 6th St., Suite 102, Fort Lauderdale, 33301, The Little Green Library and Environmental Center is a public library and interactive learning center focused on green building, technologies for energy efficiency, urban farming and other sustainable initiatives that can lead to a more efficient and self-sufficient lifestyle.
Created through a cooperative initiative between the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Libraries Division, the Little Green Library and Environmental Center showcases a variety of green building techniques that can be practiced in one’s home. Located near Fort Lauderdale’s Northwest Gardens neighborhood, the library features a small computer lab which allows visitors to access digital and printed resources. Additionally, it hosts environmental learning programs and workshops on topics such as indoor air quality, composting, rain barrels and backyard gardens, solar hot water, sustainable interior design and more.
The Little Green Library and Environmental Center itself contains a number of green building technologies. The interior of the library features energy-efficient LED lights; recycled countertops and work stations; as well as handcrafted sustainable cabinets and finishes. Urban gardens outside the library provide an eco-conscience touch to the building's exterior.
As a special library focused entirely on residential green building and sustainable living, the Little Green Library and Environmental Center provides limited library services. The library is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 954-712-0441 for more information.
|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.