"Fine libraries everywhere exists with public funds, but it is through private funding that they flourish."
Founded in 1982, the Broward Public Library Foundation serves as the fundraising arm for the Broward County Library system, which has the distinction of being one of the 10 largest public library systems in the United States and the largest in the state of Florida. Each year, more than nine million walk-in customers visit the system's 39 locations and countless others access a wealth of free resources using digital e-technology.
An active board of directors oversees our 501(c)3 charitable Foundation, providing input on fundraising initiatives, grantmaking, endowment investment, membership expansion and program funding. Through the generosity of its donors, the Broward Public Library Foundation is able to underwrite numerous programs and events that complement those already funded by Broward County tax dollars, such as ACT/SAT prep classes for high school students, computer training classes for adults, a summer reading program for both children and adults and the annual Books 'n' Bears at the Holidays program for disadvantaged preschool children.