Get Prepared for Hurricane Season with Help from Broward County Library

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Get ready for hurricane season with help from Broward County Library.

DATE: June 17, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -  With hurricane season upon us, it’s more important than ever to get yourself, your family and your home ready for any upcoming wind or rain “event.” Basic hurricane preparation is essential for all South Floridians. Get ready for storm season with  these free hurricane preparation programs at Broward County Library:

June 26 - Hurricane Preparedness: The Emergency Operations Center will present a hurricane preparedness program to ensure that you are prepared in the event of an emergency. This program may be postponed in the event of an actual weather emergency, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Riverland Library, 2710 W. Davie Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, 954-357-7455

July 29 - Hurricane Preparedness Presentation by Broward County Emergency Management Division, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560

For more information on these and other Broward County Library events, please call Catherine McElrath, 954-357-7402,

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,, 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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