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Summer at Your Library Rocks!
  
- Party, learn and read your way to great prizes and an awesome summer! -
  

DATE: May 15, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
EMAIL: cmcelrath@Broward.org
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Libraries Rock! That's this year's theme for Broward County Library's "Summer at Your Library," which brings rockin' free fun for everyone! Ready to check out great events, learn, read and win great prizes? Then Broward County Library's the place to be this summer!

Summer at Your Library means free events for all ages, and the chance to register to win prizes for reading, learning and attending library events that include  performances, games, story times, parties, movies and so much more! In keeping with this year's theme, many events will have you rocking out with free concerts as well as music you make yourself; move-to-the-groove dance parties and workouts; and (with a nod to the literal) fun geology- and science-related events for all ages.

There will also be over 20 Summer at Your Library kick-off events for children and teens featuring wildlife shows, parties, top-notch children's performers, all free and all fun as well as larger-scale signature events such as the South Florida Book Festival, #DestinationRock - Dance Afterhours @Main, the Juneteenth Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival and the new Afro-Caribbean Weekend Fest. Details, including dates, times, locations and more, are listed in the attachment at the bottom of this page.

What else makes Summer at Your Library rock? You have the chance to register to win prizes for reading, learning and attending these awesome library events. Beginning June 1st, you can register online at Broward.org/Library/Summer or in person at your favorite Broward County Library location. The more you participate, the better your chances to win Panthers tickets, jerseys and special fan experiences as well as other great prizes.

To add to the excitement, the Florida Panthers have teamed up with the Broward Public Library Foundation to make Summer at Your Library rock with hockey! Meet Florida Panthers players, alumni, and Stanley himself they’ll be visiting Broward County Library locations this summer. Find out where by calling your favorite library or checking Broward.org/Library/Summer.

All this action might make our young customers hungry, so this summer 16 Broward County Library locations will be participating in our Summer Breakspot program, which provides free lunches and/or afternoon snacks to anyone 18 years or younger. Please call locations directly for dates and times.

Summer at Your Library is sponsored by the Florida Panthers; the Broward Public Library Foundation; Broward County Public Schools, Friends of Broward County Library; Friends of West Regional Library; Broward Family Life Magazine; the Deaver Phoenix Foundation; and the Charles F. and Esther M. Frye Foundation.

About Broward County Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Division
, named 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website, Broward.org/Library
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