Model City Branch
The Model City Branch Library is located within an inner-city area of Miami called "Liberty City." This branch opened for operation in September of 1977. Patronage is largely African-American with an increasing Haitian and Hispanic population. This branch has a permanent art display of museum quality African textiles and African sculpture. The adult and childrens collections emphasize African-American history, culture and literature.
This 11,644 square-foot branch is the largest and busiest within the inner-city area. In addition to its attractive decor, it houses a spacious meeting room, two literacy computers to enhance reading and writing comprehension, two multimedia computers with word-processing capabilities, and of course, the online catalog, Internet, and databases for newspapers and magazines. The Model City Branch Library is part of a governmental complex known as the Joseph Caleb Community Complex which houses an auto tag agency, drivers license office, court services, HRS offices, County Commissioner and State Senator offices, a daycare center and a large auditorium for social and entertainment events.