Individual and/or corporate sponsorship is an excellent way to show your support of literacy and the important work of the Broward Public Library Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities exist for the following regularly scheduled events and programs:
Literary Feast is the Broward Public Library Foundation's signature fundraising gala. For more than 27 years, Literary Feast has brought nationally acclaimed authors to Fort Lauderdale for a weekend of literary events that have raised more than $3 million to support both children's and adult literacy programs and services for the Broward County Library system. Sponsorship information is available here.
LitLUNCH! is the much-anticipated kick-off event for Literary Feast each year. Held at the private Pier Top at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, LitLUNCH! begins with a welcoming champagne cocktail followed by book sales and signings, silent auction, delicious lunch and an entertaining presentation by an acclaimed author. 200 upscale business women typically attend this sell-out event each year, providing an ideal audience for the right potential sponsor. Sponsorship details can be found here.
ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to Literary Feast and LitLUNCH!, the Broward Public Library Foundation also has the following sponsorship opportunities available. For additional details on how they may best integrate with your organization's marketing efforts, please contact the Foundation's Executive Director, Dorothy Klein.
Book With Brunch
Held three times a year, Book With Brunch is a membership benefit for Foundation members at the $50 and above levels. It features a presentation and book sales by a noted local author, affording a sponsor the opportunity to share information about their business at each presentation. To learn more about Book With Brunch schedule please click here.
Books 'n' Bears at the Holidays
Perhaps the most beloved of all Library Foundation-funded programs, Books 'n' Bears at the Holidays enables nearly 2,000 area disadvantaged preschoolers the chance to visit a library location where they are treated to an educational holiday-themed presentation and are given a hard-back book and cuddly teddy bear to take home as a gift. To make a gift to Books'n'Bears at the Holidays please click here.
This free annual festival offers children the opportunity to meet famous authors, hear professional storytellers, see top-notch children’s shows and interact with storybook characters. The first 1,000 children receive a free book, too.
Computer Instruction Classes
Classes in basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel are held at a variety of library locations throughout the county, affording adults the opportunity to learn basic computer skills and improve their employability.
Creation Station Business
Designed to assist entrepreneurs and small business people by providing the latest in technology and resources, Creation Station Business affords potential sponsors with a high-tech opportunity for marketing exposure.
SAT/ACT Prep Classes
More than 400 area high school students take part in free SAT/ACT prep classes undewritten each year by the Broward Public Library Foundation. These valuable courses include practice tests and strategies, essay writing advice and financial aid/scholarship information designed to prepare them for a successful college application process.
Each year, thousands of area children participate in the Summer Learning Program that is funded by the Broward Public Library Foundation. Preschoolers, children, teens (and adults, too!) enjoy a summer of learning, reading and fun designed to negate summer learning loss. To make your donation to the Summer Learning program please click here.