As we leap into the Broward County Library’s Summer Learning Program and participate in various space-themed events for “A Universe of Stories,” we have had the opportunity to visit our Stirling Road Branch at the recent “Evening of Stargazing” event.
During a beautiful evening mid-June, community members of all ages were invited by the Stirling Road Library and the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association (SFAAA) to gaze through a high power telescope to view the center of our solar system – the sun! It was an amazing opportunity to work with such equipment, join neighborhood friends and also a great way to segue conversation around sun-gazing safety with our children. We hope the SFAAA will be coming again in the near future.
Through “A Universe of Stories,” children are encouraged to log their summer reading which further incentivizes them through games, tracking and winning rewards and prizes. For more information regarding Summer at Your Library in our various branches, go to >> Broward.org/Library/Summer
The Summer Book Fair fundraiser is one of the most anticipated events of the year and is coming to the neighborhood on Sunday, July 28 from noon to four in the afternoon. This bi-annual event is organized by the Friends of the Stirling Road Branch Library, allowing patrons to fill up a bag with gently used books for $5, while teachers and Stirling Library Friends receive a discounted price of only $3 per bag! Bags are provided by the library. Parents love that a Children’s Corner is organized to ensure that the kids can have relaxed fun while browsing for books.
If you would like to get involved and volunteer, help is needed in setting up, organizing and guiding visitors to the appropriate section. For volunteer opportunities, ask for Joyce when calling 954-357-7550.
Children’s Programs This Summer
Preschool Story Time on Mondays at 11:00 AM
NASA Tuesdays for children 7-11 years at 2:00 PM
STEAM classes on Thursday afternoons at 2:00 PM for Ages 6-13 years
Toddler Story Time on Friday mornings at 11:00 AM
Adventures with Marci Poppins on Friday mornings at 11:00 AM
Specialty shows for all ages every other Sunday at 2:00 PM
Stirling Road Branch Library (SL)
3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood 33312
The Stirling Road Branch caters to the surrounding community by providing large print, Spanish and Hebrew language sections, representing the needs of it’s patrons.
The library participated in Art in Public Places and is continually offering workshops and lectures, art and cultural displays, computers for public use and their community meeting rooms.
Monday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Tuesday: NOON – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: NOON – 8:00 PM
Thursday: NOON – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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