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Miami‑Dade Public Library System Presents Summer Reading and Activities for the Summer

– Library to host summer events and activities for all ages –

(Miami, FL – May 11, 2015) This summer the entire family is invited to read for the fun of it with the Miami‑Dade Public Library System! From June 6 - August 1, you can participate in the library’s heroic summer reading program by finding your inner hero within an inspiring biography, unmasking a mysterious novel or escaping the ordinary with a marvelous book.

No matter your age, everyone is eligible for a chance to win a fabulous prize with the library’s Summer Reading Program by reading or listening for a minimum of two hours, attending a library program or downloading an eBook. Stop by your neighborhood library to pick up an entry form with official contest rules or visit www.mdpls.org. The Summer Reading Program is made possible with the generous support of the Miami Dolphins Foundation and the Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library.

Enjoy the summer with innovative, entertaining programs at your local library. Expect to see some amazing activities including:

  • Summer Reading Kickoffs on Saturday, June 6 – Welcome a superhero summer! Pick up your first reading log and stay for a super program!
  • Lunch and Learn Series with Miami Dade College – 1‑hour programs during lunch for professional development. Programs will occur at Main Library.
  • Rain Barrel Workshop – Save water by collecting water from your gutters.
  • STEAM Programs – Stay sharp this summer by attending STEAM programs at your library.
    • Engineer‑for‑an‑Hour (Ages 8‑12) – A variety of mechanical, electrical and civic engineering activities just for kids.
    • Cerebral LEGO (Ages 8‑12) – LEGO challenges designed to educate children while they play.
    • MindLab (Grades 1‑5) – Mind & strategy gaming for critical thinking.
    • Coding Craze (Ages 8 and up) – Code‑a‑computer to your heart’s content.
  • Maker Days – The maker movement is in full swing. Come out for a morning or afternoon of hands‑on making. Choose your favorite activity and sign up with the branch.
    • Make‑a‑Robot (Children or Teens) – Robots are no longer a thing of the past, register for a program where you build and program a robot. Have your robots compete against others!
    • Bookmaking, Scrapbooking & Journaling (Teens or Adults) – Teens and adults can enjoy a therapeutic art experience where they put together a book to collect memories and important moments in their lives.
    • Life Hacks (Adults) – Learn how to save money by repurposing and do‑it‑yourself.
  • Rockin’ & Readin’ (5 and under) – All‑inclusive program for those with and without special needs.
  • Superhero Inspired Programs
    • Sculpt Your Own Superhero (All ages) – Create your own superhero action figure out of raw materials.
    • Cartooning, Comics and Superheroes (Ages 12 and up) – Design your own cartoons and write comic books.
  • Movies at the Library (All ages) – Movies inspired by books or comics.

Summer Reading 2015 Grand Prizes

Children

  • LeapFrog® LeapPad™ Ultra Learning Tablet
  • VTech® Kidizoom® Smartwatch
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD
  • Miami Dolphins VIP Training Camp Experience
  • Regal Entertainment Group Ultimate Movie Pack
  • LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes™ – Knowhere Escape Mission
  • LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes™ – Hulk Lab Smash
  • LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes™ – Black Manta Deep Sea Strike
  • LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes™ – Batman™: The Riddler Chase

Teens

  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD
  • Miami Dolphins VIP Training Camp Experience
  • Marvel™ Animation 6 Film Set
  • iDJ 2 Go – DJ System for Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
  • Beats™ Tour2 In‑Ear Headphones

Adults

  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
  • Amazon $75 Gift Card

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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