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What programs does the Broward County Public Library offer for kids?

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The Broward County Public Library offers a variety of educational children's programs, including Dial-a-story, Colorin Colorado, Starfall and Leading to Read. Information regarding when these programs are running can be found on the library's website.

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The Colorin Colorado program offers a variety of activities and resources for students who are in the process of learning English. The Starfall program helps children learn the alphabet and prepare for early reading. This program includes videos, guided stories and other interactive activities. Leading to Reading is offered in both English and Spanish. This program offers a variety of stories, rhymes and lullabies to encourage the child to read.

Another program for children is called Dial-a-Story. This phone-based program is available any time of day. The program is designed for children to have easy access to a bedtime story independent of the parent's schedule.

Programs oriented toward kids between the ages of 5 through 11 are also offered by the Broward Library. These include a Young Reader's Award Program, Accelerated Reader Book Finder, Homework Help and Kids ebooks. The Young Reader's Award Program is a Florida State program. It is designed for children reading between grades three to five and grades six to eight. Eligible books are listed in the library catalogue.

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