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Read and Learn Together

DATE: October 25, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
PHONE: 954-357-7402

Family Literacy Month, an initiative launched by the National Center for Families Learning, encourages parents, children and/or extended family members to actively engaged in learning together. Broward County Library plays a crucial role in promoting early and family literacy by offering resources and services that support it, including free story times, access to digital library cards for all Broward public school students and programs such as Wags & Tales, which gives children the opportunity to improve their literacy skills by reading to a pet therapy dog.

Additionally, the library has installed Early Literacy Stations in 14 library locations. They feature touch screen computers, preloaded with fun, educational games, designed specifically for early learners from preschool age children to those in third grade. The Active Learning Center, located at Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale, is a free, educationally rich, children's play space that provides developmentally appropriate activities to promote school readiness.

For a full list of the Library's Family Literacy Month events, please see the attachment at the bottom of the page.

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,, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.