MORE THAN 11,000 PARTICIPATE IN LIBRARY SYSTEM'S SUMMER READING PROGRAM!
(MIAMI, September 4, 2012) During summer break, more than 11,000 children, teens and adults registered for and participated in Miami-Dade Public Library System’s 2012 Summer Reading Program. The program was held from June 9 through July 21 and was available at all 49 branch locations.
The goal of the summer reading program is to encourage children, teens and adults to visit their nearest branch, explore the assortment of library resources and enjoy special programming. Each week a teen who read for two hours or a child who read or was read to for two hours qualified to receive an entry ticket for the Grand Prize drawing. For adults, the weekly challenge was to discover new ways to enjoy the library from downloading books or movies to enjoying an audio book. More than 35,000 Grand Prize entry tickets were returned and winners took home prizes such as: Miami Dolphins VIP Training Day or Game Day Experience; Miami Dolphins Memorabilia; Miami Seaquarium Dolphin Encounter tickets and general admission tickets; gift cards to Barnes and Noble and Toys ‘R Us, a digital camera among many others. Adult prizes included a Kindle Fire and gift certificates to Home Depot, Publix or Chili’s restaurant for $100. Throughout the seven week program, more than 30,000 people attended 800 special programs which were held in branches throughout the system.
For more information about the summer reading program and other library programs, call 305.375.BOOK (2665).
The Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program was made possible with the support of the Friends of the Library and the Miami Dolphins Foundation.
Victoria Galan – Public Affairs Officer