The Broward Public Library Foundation loves bringing national and international best-selling authors to Broward County for Literary Feast. But we can't produce this event and continue to provide funding to Broward County Library programs without your support.
HELP BY DONATING
Please help by participating in the Literary Feast Silent Auction with your personal or company donation of an item, gift card, thrilling event or travel experience.
This year our Literary Feast committee went big! We have SUPER SIZED our silent auction with packages themed to books by Literary Feast Featured Authors. Don't worry...we've kept our under $100 items, too.
If you wish to donate an item or have an idea for a SUPER-SIZED silent auction item, please contact the Foundation at 954-357-7382. For the necessary paperwork, please CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE FORM.
HELP BY BIDDING
Help Broward Public Library Foundation raise money for library programs by participating before and during the Night of Literary Feasts' Silent Auction. You don't need to be present to bid or win. The auction will be open until 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Online bidding will open a week before.
Anyone may participate in this year's silent auction through a mobile bidding platform. Please join the BPLF mailing list to learn when auction bidding will open. Some SUPER SILENT items will ONLY be available to Night of Literary Feast attendees.
Below are just a few of our exciting auction items:
- Be a named character in a Linda Fairstein book.
- Round-trip airline tickets on JetBlue, Spirit and other airlines
packaged with our SUPER SILENT auction items.
- Catch up on Literary Feast authors’ best-selling books while enjoying
a 7-day cruise for two aboard Holland America Line. Choose your
destination: The Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Canada/New England.
- A writing critique from Thomas Swick.
- Miami Dolphins 72 Club Tickets with exclusive field level access, food
& beverages, VIP express lane parking valued at $2,500.
Programs funded through the Broward Public Library Foundation include:
COMPUTER INSTRUCTION CLASSES
More than 10,000 adults signed up for classes at 8 libraries throughout
Broward County last year. The basic computer skills they gained help them
prepare resumes, complete job applications and become more competitive
in today’s employment market.
SAT/ACT WORKSHOPS FOR COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS
Free SAT/ACT preparation classes are offered at regional libraries for up to
450 high school sophomores and juniors, plus workshops on financial aid
and college application essay writing.
SUMMER LEARNING PROGR AM
The 2016 Summer Learning Program offered 4,500 programs at various
libraries and had over 115,000 participants. Programs for youth and
teens included: science camps, a coding academy, healthy cooking
demonstrations, storytelling events, college ready workshops, family
literacy events and theater workshops.
CREATION STATION BUSINESS
The Creation Station: Business at the Main Library offers free conference
and work spaces as well as computers and other business-related
equipment. The Library Foundation is funding a series of lectures of interest
to entrepreneurs and small business owners.
BOOKS ‘ N’ BEARS AT THE HOLIDAYS
More than 2,000 needy preschool children receive a new book and a cuddly
teddy bear at holiday parties held each December at 30 library branches.