Kelvin Watson
After four wonderful years at Broward County Library, I will soon be taking the next step in my career journey, having accepted the position of Executive Director of the Las Vegas Clark County Library District.

I am grateful for the experience I’ve had with Broward County Libraries Division, and I genuinely enjoyed the time I shared with you all. I am thankful to our staff and for their help in transforming the Broward County Libraries and charting a new and innovative direction, and I am thankful for every one of you, our customers and our community.

In the last four years we have overcome challenges, achieved goals, worked hard and still made time to enjoy ourselves, with amazing community events and programs that allowed me to get to know you, your families and your communities. From dance floor fun at AARLCC’s Destination Fridays to story times at Stirling Road Branch, official ribbon cuttings to Career Online High School commencement, the memories and relationships Broward County has gifted to me will travel with me wherever I go.

In my final Director’s Message for Broward County Library, I would like to personally invite everyone to celebrate Black History Month 2021’s theme of “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity." I encourage you and your family to attend one of our free, online Black History Month events, because, as we look toward to the challenges and changes of the upcoming year, there is no better time to celebrate the significance of this theme to all of us. To me, it stresses the importance of seeing and being seen, of recognizing that beyond our differences, all of us deserve respect, recognition and the opportunity to rise above and succeed. Above all, I wish that for each and every one of you, and I know that it is possible.

Upcoming Online Events

  • January 27 - Career Exploration: Entrepreneur: Meet Mikaila Ulmer, teen entrepreneur, CEO and founder of Me & the Bees Lemonade and author of Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid, 5-6PM, Register
  • January 28 - Built in Broward: SEO Training for Startups & Beginners: Learn how to rank your website at the top of search engines, improve online visibility and attract customers to your site, 6-8PM, Register
  • January 30 - Storytelling through Digital Comics: Create a comic strip inspired by Native American poetry, recommended for ages 12-17, 3:30-4:30PM, Register
  • February 3 - Raise a Reader Storytime, 10:30-11AM, NSU-Alvin Sherman Library Facebook LIVE*
  • February 2 - Discover Who You Are: Black History Month - Learn about your family and ancestors, 2-3PM, Register
  • February 4 - Cultural Conversations at the Center: Raising Independent, Well-Rounded and Confident Kids, with author Michelle Taylor Willis and filmmaker M. Denise Simmons, 5-6PM, Facebook LIVE*
  • February 7 - My First Fine-Arts with Jazzy Ash: A musical adventure, 2-2:30PM, NSU-Alvin Sherman Library Facebook LIVE*
  *Facebook LIVE: visit the link on the day/time of event.
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Broward County Library January Magazine

Explore free online events for all ages including storytimes, book discussions, health and wellness, NEA Big Read 2021, Pen to Page writers' series and more!

Library Buildings Open, Curbside Service Continues

illustration of package being put into car trunkLibrary branches have reopened for in-person visits. Service hours and days vary, and all locations will follow precautionary measures designed to ensure the safety and health of customers and staff. More...

Library Book Drops Open for Returns. Our book drops are open 24/7 for returns. Just stop by and drop off – no contact and no hassle!

Call Us

Would you like assistance with a Broward County Library online resource like eBooks or streaming movies? We are ready to provide you with one-on-one assistance, including help with research and reference questions. ☎ Call us and let our staff assist you.

Mobile App

Search the catalog, manage your library account, place holds, find library locations, access eMedia and more with our new mobile app! Now available for Apple or Android devices. ☎ Call us if you need assistance.

Pay Fines Online with Your Credit Card

You can now pay library fines online with your credit card. Log into your account using your library card and PIN (last four digits of the phone number attached to library card account), click on the “Fines” tab and scroll down to the “Make Payment” button. A $2 convenience fee will be added. ☎ Call us if you need assistance using this service.
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