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Jump Start

North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183 St.
Phone: 305‑375‑4116 Fax: 305‑375‑2984
Jump Start Early Literacy Kit

Jump Start is an early literacy service of the Miami‑Dade Public Library System. Available to licensed preschool and kindergarten childcare centers located within the library’s taxing district. Centers may be private, public or church schools. Parent co‑ops, licensed family care providers and homeschoolers are also eligible to use Jump Start.

Jump Start offers storytime experiences for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners outside the library. The service provides kits with materials to present fun, high quality storytimes on a variety of themes. The Jump Start kits include books, finger plays, a flannel board story, a puppet and a music CD.

Getting Started

Using Jump Start is quite easy, just call 305‑375‑4116 or e‑mail jumpstart@mdpls.org to register and get your library card. You may begin using Jump Start as soon as your card is activated.

How to get Materials
  • Call 305‑375‑4116 to request the kits.
  • Kits will be sent to the library branch of your choice and you will be notified when they are available for pick up.
  • Kits can be checked out for 28 days and may be renewed by calling the Jump Start office.
Returning the Kits

Included in each kit is a checklist to help keep track of the materials. Please be sure to review the items before returning the kit. Kits may be returned to any branch of the Miami‑Dade Public Library System.