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On the Go with BCL WoW!
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Updated: December 20, 2011 
 
On the Go with BCL WoW!

Traveling for the holidays? Take Broward County Library Without Walls (BCL WoW) wherever you go! 

BCL WOW app iconWhether it’s over the river to Grandma’s house or over the sea to a tropical island, for many, the holidays are a time to travel. Wherever you go, make sure to travel with BCL WoW, a new concept that brings free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more together in one easy-to-find, easy-to-use location on the Broward County Library website.

With BCL WoW, you can access the library anytime, anywhere and get all of the services and features of Broward County Library wherever and whenever you want. Your library, your way!

What You’ll Find @ BCL WoW:

  • Mobile Apps:  BCL WoW, the new mobile app from Broward County Library allows you to access your library account, search the catalog, place holds, find your nearest library, and more. Byki Mobile (Community Edition) helps you learn languages by locking foreign words and phrases into your memory. Tutor.com To Go™ connects you to a live one-on-one tutor.
  • Downloadable Music: Get free digital music downloads from Sony Music’s catalog and choose up to three songs per week. Once downloaded, they never expire, time out or disappear.
  • eBooks and Audiobooks: Find the latest bestsellers and hottest titles for your Kindle, Nook or Sony Reader. Download audiobooks for listening on the go.  
  • OverDrive Media Console: Browse, download and read eBooks from Broward County Library directly to your smart phone or tablet.  
  • Ask a Librarian: Have questions or need help? Ask a librarian from the convenience of your computer or phone. Chat live with virtual librarians or email/text message your inquiry.
  • QR Codes: BCL now includes QR codes in many of our printed flyers and posters. These virtual shortcuts are a fast way to point your smart phone to a helpful website. BCL is currently using them at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to allow passengers to download free eBooks.
  • Tutoring: Free live, online tutoring in a range of subjects from Brainfuse. Includes SAT/ACT/GED, English/language arts, math, writing, foreign language, science, social studies and U.S. citizenship tests.

Five Ways to Make Your Holiday Travel Happier with BCL WoW!

  1. Need a read? Why pay? Access BCL WoW and select from thousands of free books including hot bestsellers, classic favorites, fiction, children’s books and more. If you’re traveling from the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport, use your smart phone to scan a QR code displayed on screens in the baggage claim areas for free book downloads without a library card.
  2. Seasonal Sounds: Soothe your travel-weary soul (or block out a noisy seat companion) with free songs from Sony Music.
  3. Speak Easy: Looking to impress your in-laws with a few words or phrases in their native language? Traveling to a foreign country and want to learn how to talk like a local, or just want to spend holiday travel time productively? Do it all with free language instruction from BCL WoW.
  4. Brain (Un) Freeze: Keep school skills sharp, even on winter break with free, live online tutoring. Got a paper or project due after the holiday? Get research and reference help from virtual librarians.
  5. Drive Time: Long road trips pass quicker when you’re listening to a free audiobook from the library – access them at BCL WoW!

 Travel Books & Resources from Broward County Library:

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Tips for the Savvy Traveler, by Deborah Burns More...

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1,001 Smart Travel Tips, edited by Melisse Gellula More...

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The Travel Detective: How to Get the Best Service and the Best Deal from Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Ships and Car Rental Agencies, by Peter Greenberg More...

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Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective: Insider Tips on Getting the Best Value, Service and Security, by Peter Greenberg More...

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The Travel Mom’s Ultimate Book of Family Travel, by Emily Kaufman More...

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Simplify Family Travel, by Christine Loomis More...

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Kids on Board! Fun Things to Do While Commuting or Road Tripping with Children, by Robyn Freedman Spizman More...

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Fifty Nifty Travel Games, by Kevin Taylor More...

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Have Kids, Will Travel: 101 Survival Strategies for Vacationing with Babies and Young Children, by Claire Tristram More...