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The Town of Bay Harbor Islands Joins the Miami‑Dade Public Library System

– Bay Harbor Islands Residents to Have Full Access to Library Services and Branches –

(Miami, FL – September 30, 2016) Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman and Town of Bay Harbor Islands Mayor Jordan W. Leonard and the Town Council are pleased to announce that the Town of Bay Harbor Islands will be joining the Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) effective October 1, 2016.

Bay Harbor Islands residents will now have full access to all MDPLS services, resources and branches – including books, DVDs, CDs, eBooks, audiobooks, electronic resources, and computers. Bay Harbor Islands residents can access library card applications online at (click on “Get a Card”) or visit their nearest branch location. MDPLS will also be conducting several outreach events in Bay Harbor Islands during October to issue library cards to residents.

Additionally, MDPLS will be opening its 50th branch location within the new Morris N. Broad BHI Community Center that is scheduled to open in early November. “We are excited about this partnership with the Town of Bay Harbor Islands and applaud the vision of Mayor Jordan Leonard and the Bay Harbor Islands Town Council in recognizing the importance of library services for their residents,” said Miami‑Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

For information about library services, branch locations and more, visit

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 ( 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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