DATE: January 8, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Broward County Libraries Division
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County Libraries Division, in partnership with the City of Pompano Beach, will celebrate the grand opening of the new Pompano Beach Library and Cultural Center, located at 50 W Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (954-357-7595), on January 19, 2018, at 10AM. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, entertainment, refreshments and remarks by Broward County Libraries Division Director Kelvin Watson and local officials.
The new library portion of the two-story facility is 26,000-square-feet, approximately twice the size of the old Pompano Beach Branch Library, which closed in November 2017 in preparation of the new location's opening. The new library includes a multipurpose room, three tutoring rooms, one group study room, a conference room, a teen activity room, a storytelling/program room and a computer lab. The new library will house a collection of approximately 50,000 items including books, DVDs, CDs, publications and reference materials.
The library provides 63 computers, found in the public areas and in the Computer Center, along with WiFi throughout the building. Ongoing free computer classes for business and leisure will be offered in the Computer Center.
A Teen Tech Studio, designed to encourage young adults to creatively explore digital media, will feature seven computers, a 3D printer, virtual reality gear, gaming consoles and video production technology.
"The contemporary design of our newest library offers customers a unique space to learn, grow and engage creatively," says Watson. "We are excited about providing the Pompano Beach community with a state-of-the-art facility that merges the traditional library experience with cutting-edge technology."
The new facility's architect was Silva Architects, the design architect was Monica Ponce de Leon of MPdl Studio and OHL Building, Inc. was the managing general contractor. It will feature Florida-themed public art by Gregg LeFevre.
The new library will be open from 10am to 8PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; from 10AM to 6PM on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and will be closed on Sundays.
High-resolution photographs of the Pompano Beach Library and Cultural Center are available by request.
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, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.
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50 W Atlantic Blvd | Pompano Beach, FL 33060