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Miami-Dade Public Library System proudly announces the grand reopening of the California Club Branch Library

(Miami, FL – March 2, 2016) The Miami‑Dade Public Library System is proud to announce the grand reopening of the California Club Branch Library located at 700 Ives Dairy Rd., Miami, Florida on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 1 p.m. The library will be open to the public immediately after the ribbon cutting ceremony.

“I am pleased for the return of the California Club Branch Library,” said Miami‑Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. “This library was and can now continue to be a great asset and resource to the community.”

The new 4,400 square foot facility is a stand‑alone building with ample parking located in the RK California Club Shopping Center. The new library is home to a wide selection of books and audio visual materials including DVDs, CDs and audiobooks. In addition to new desktop computers and free Wi‑Fi, the library offers Surface Pro3 tablets, gaming computers geared for teens and wireless printing from personal devices.

“Libraries are at the heart of every great community and this is undoubtedly one of them,” said Library Director Gia Arbogast. “With expanded hours, state‑of‑the art technology and a diverse collection of reading and digital resources, this library is ready to meet the needs of the residents.”

California Club Branch Library will be open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Noon to 8 p.m. The branch will be closed on Sundays.

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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