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Miami‑Dade Public Library System Proudly Celebrates National Library Week 2015

– Civic and community leaders will become storytellers and read to children –

(Miami, FL – April 6, 2015) The Miami‑Dade Public Library System is proud to announce that it is celebrating National Library Week 2015 from April 12‑18. In honor of National Library Week 2015, Miami‑Dade Public Libraries will be hosting a series of readings at numerous Library branches by civic and community leaders where they will become a storyteller for a day and read to children.

Check out these Special Programs in Celebration of National Library Week:

  • Professional storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar at South Shore Branch Library on April 9 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Zak the Baker at Main Library on April 14 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Children’s book author, Lisa Papademetriou at Miami Beach Regional on April 22 at 4 p.m.

First celebrated in 1958 to promote library use and support as well as to celebrate libraries and librarians. This year’s Miami‑Dade Public Library System’s theme is “Behind every great community is a great library.” Libraries all over the country have planned a wide variety of activities for this week, but one staple – at least for the public library – is storytime.

About the Miami‑Dade Public Library System
The Miami‑Dade Public Library System, a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service and several National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share and create. MDPLS strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomic status, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, programs, and art and culture so they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, Technobus, special services, website (www.mdpls.org) and MDPLS iLibrary app, the Library proudly serves more than seven million annual visitors. Serving the community for more than 40 years, MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.

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