Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

Free to the People Since 1958. 

45th Annual Illustrate-a-Book Contest is Here!

This year we will award prizes, offer fun refreshments, and host a special live performance by HANS BRINKER & THE QUICK-SILVER ROCKET SKATES from
Professional Touring Theatre-Atlantic Coast Theatre (A.C.T.) during the awards ceremony held on:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center
1098 NE 40th CT, Oakland Park, FL 33334

The Illustrate-a-Book Contest is open to students K-8th grade from public, private schools or homeschooling families. Children are asked to pick their favorite story book and create an illustration much like a book cover. Submissions must be delivered to the Library by deadline date: Friday, April 28th by 5:00 pm. Check out the Contest Rules and Guidelines for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library and the Oakland Park Kiwanis Club.
Please feel free to contact Uma Debarros at 954-630-4367 or if you have any further questions.
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Freegal Music with Streaming

Freegal is a music service from your library. You can access it from any device with an internet connection and all you need is your library card number and PIN number. Once you are logged in you can stream music for 3 hours daily or download 3 songs each week. Song and music video files that you download are yours to keep forever (Each video download counts as 2 of your weekly allotment).

Free Mobile apps for Apple and Android devices are available at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Freegal offers access to about 11 million songs and 18,000 music videos, including the world’s largest Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 30,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries.

Check it Out!

Book Readers Live Longer!

This article from the Smithsonian showcases an interesting new study that reveals book readers may live longer over those who do not ever read a book. 

Need to find a good book to read each day to keep the doctor away? 
Visit the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library in person to find your favorite book or click on the eBook collection to access the Library’s online books for free with your library card

You are also invited to attend the Friends of the Library’s Used Book Sales too. Call (954) 630-4370 for more information.

Mango Languages provides fun audio-visual lessons to over 70 languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Cultural and specialty themed lessons such as Wine and Cheese French, along with foreign language films are also available. Use your library card number to sign up and create your own personal login to track your progress during each lesson and to access Mango Languages online or through mobile apps anywhere at any time. 
Click here to access Mango Languages today!
View tutorial video here.
For more information or assistance, contact the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library at (954) 630-4378.