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Sign up or renew your Miami‑Dade Public Library Card for a chance to win great tickets to the 2018 Miami Open

(Miami, FL – March 20, 2018) Your Miami‑Dade Public Library System card can be your free ticket to the 2018 Miami Open tennis tournament at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne. Beginning Tuesday, March 20 through Tuesday, March 27, simply sign up for an MDPLS library card or, if you’re already a library card holder, renew or update your existing account and you’ll automatically be entered to win one of 15 sets of four tickets and a VIP parking pass for the daytime matches on Friday, March 30. An additional set of two tickets and a VIP parking pass will also be given away. Winners will be randomly selected through a drawing on Wednesday, March 28 and notified by email or phone.

Getting a library card is easy. Sign up online at or visit any of our 50 MDPLS locations. Kids under the age of 16 need a parent or guardian’s authorization to obtain a library card.

The tickets were donated to the Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library by Miami‑Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez.

“As a believer in the importance of libraries, I am happy to partner with the Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library and the Miami‑Dade Public Library System in promoting literacy and library services to our residents,” said Commissioner Martinez.

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 ( 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.

About Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library

Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library is a 100 percent volunteer organization with one paid employee. It was incorporated in 1974 as a nonprofit organization seeking to create support for the then emerging County library system. The founders were six writers grounded in the philosophy of community involvement who wanted to focus their attention on the growing library system’s future. Among them were Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Helen Muir, Douglas Fairbairn, Mae Knight Clark, Pamela Johnson and Nixon Smiley. Today, the Friends continue to play an important role dedicated to the enhancement of the Library’s services and programs. Find out more at


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