Summer Learning Program

Every summer for more than 30 years, the Broward County Library system has welcomed children through its doors, encouraging reading and providing hundreds of interesting programs to stimulate young minds. 

Librarians understand that children who don’t read and learn during the summer fall behind in reading and math - an average of 2 ½ months. Known as the summer slide, this gap can contribute to significant setbacks in academic achievement. As a result, teachers are forced to spend 17% of the new school year re-teaching material.

The 2018 Summer Learning Program affords everyone the FREE and FUN opportunity to build reading and learning skills, as well as explore the STEM concepts of science, technology, engineering and math. All ages are encouraged to read and earn prizes as they mark their progress on a special game board. They will also have the opportunity to gain social skills, such as cooking, dancing, and yoga.  This year, coding camps and hackathons are also being offered for teens.

Through new partnerships with the Broward County Public Schools and Broward Reads, the 2018 Summer Program is now the primary summer learning program for the entire county!

The Broward Public Library Foundation has committed more than $40,000 to support the 2017 Summer Learning Program at Broward County Library. Your donation will encourage personal and academic success while affording children a summer of entertainment and education.

Your donation may be applied in the following ways:

  • $2,000 for ALL preschool Grand Prize Winners of LEGO® Duplo bricks for meeting Summer Learning Program reading goals and attending activities at participating library branches.  
  • $1,000 for three sessions of The Dennis Project, which promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
  • $500 for five sessions of Animal Tales Wildlife Show & Exhibits, featuring wildlife presentations using live animals and related artifacts.
  • $250 for one session of Book n’ Cookin’, an interactive program focused on reading, cooking, music and movement.
  • $100 toward a session of Bricks4Kidz “We Learn, We Build, We Play” teaching children the principles of science, technology, engineering and math using LEGO® bricks all while building self-confidence and problem-solving skills.
  • $50 toward 5, 6, 7, 8 Let’s Dance where preschoolers to teens learn ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical.

We appreciate your support!


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