DATE: May 21, 2014
The new Teen eReading Room launches this month at Broward County Library.
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Broward County Library (BCL) has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience for children and teens. The Library's main digital eBook collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing for both children and teens and young adults.
Broward County Library recognizes the need to provide a safe environment for young people to browse library materials. Just as the Youth Service/Teen section of the physical library is sectioned off, the same experience is now available on BCL's digital collection. This appealing and user-friendly page contains eBooks and audiobooks, and browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Visitors to the Kids or Teen eReading Rooms can also browse through new eBook and audiobooks or check out the latest Sunshine State Readers.
The Kids and Teen eReading Rooms filters the overall digital collection to show just children and young adult content, which gets youth to the titles they want faster! This new service, powered by OverDrive is free to users with a Broward County Library card. Digital titles are available anytime, anywhere and expire automatically, so there is no need to worry about late fees.
For more information, please contact Catherine McElrath at 954-357-7402, cmcelrath@Broward.org.
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.