Broward County Libraries Division
and the Broward Public Library Foundation
Mission StatementBroward County Library Mission Statement
To provide convenient access to a full range of innovative and
cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of
Broward County for information, education and recreation.
Broward Public Library Foundation Mission Statement
Fine libraries everywhere exist with public funds, but it is through private
gifts that they flourish. The Broward Public Library Foundation was in-
corporated in 1982 to enhance the collections, programs and services of
Broward County Library beyond the means of public funding. The non-profit
Foundation is the catalyst in sparking private funding and endowments to
enrich Broward County Library.
Broward County Board of County Commissioners 2004 - 2005
Kristin D. Jacobs, Mayor
Ben Graber, Vice Mayor
Josephus Eggelletion, Jr. • Sue Gunzburger • Ilene Lieberman
John E. Rodstrom, Jr. • Jim Scott • Diana Wasserman-Rubin • Lois Wexler
Great stories touch people’s hearts and open their minds to new ideas. This year, I would like
to share the story of Broward County Library’s accomplishments and successes in 2004-2005, a
year that has brought expansion, change and progress.
Since its beginning in 1973, Broward County Library has grown from a small network of local libraries
to the ninth largest library system in the country, earning countless awards and accolades along
the way. In this year alone, we have grown tremendously, opening the new Lauderhill Towne Centre
Library, breaking ground on seven new replacement branches, renovating two others and completing construction on the new
Northwest Branch Library. We’ve hired 222 new staff members, issued 91,000 new library cards and given 1.7 million customers
access to our computers.
But our story is more than numbers. Broward County Library is about people – the staff, customers, and community. This past
year has brought unparalleled participation in Broward C