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Miami-Dade Public Library System supports "Read to Learn Books for Free"

– The Miami-Dade Public Library System will have collection bins at 8 of its branches –

(Miami, FL – November 4, 2015) The Miami-Dade Public Library System is proud to announce its participation in the “Read to Learn Books for Free” program. The program encourages children and parents to read together by placing bookshelves full of free books in locations throughout Miami‑Dade County where they often visit together including clinics and doctors’ offices, the Juvenile Justice Center and Community Service Centers. This program is a partnership of The Children’s Trust and The Center for Writing and Literature at Miami Dade College.

With 40 locations in their first year they are hoping to grow. The program has created vibrant signage inviting children to take a book and keep it. They are committed to restocking the bookshelves regularly, keeping them tidy and full of wonderful books.

The Miami-Dade Public Library System is supporting the program by having book collection bins at the following locations: Coral Gables Branch Library, Pinecrest Branch Library, Kendall Branch Library, West Dade Regional Library, West End Regional Library and the Miami Lakes Branch Library. Patrons and visitors can donate and drop off books in the collection bins at any of these locations.

About the Miami-Dade Public Library System

The Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami‑Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create. The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website (www.mdpls.org) and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.

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