Press Release

T-Shirt Design Contest for Teens at the Miami-Dade Public Libraries

(MIAMI, AUGUST 6, 2014) – The Miami‑Dade Public Library System invites teens, 12‑18 years old, to participate in its annual T‑Shirt Design Contest based on this year’s Teen Read Week theme “Turn Dreams into Reality.” The contest runs from August 18 - September 6, 2014. Entry forms are available at all library branches and online at www.mdpls.org.

The teen with the winning design will receive a Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ 16GB 9” tablet and will have their design reproduced on the library’s Teen Read Week t‑shirt. Participating teens will wear the winning design t‑shirt during select Teen Read Week events throughout October. First and second runners up will receive Michael’s gift cards. Teen Read Week takes place from October 12‑18, 2014 and is a literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, which encourages teens to read just for the fun of it. The program is sponsored by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

About the Miami Dolphins Foundation
The Miami Dolphins Foundation is devoted to providing and supporting signature Education, Health, Youth Athletic Programs and Volunteer Activities that inspire and engage communities throughout Florida. Learn more at http://www.miamidolphins.com/community/index.html

Contest prizes were made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

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Media Contact:
Jessica Melgarejo Cespedes
305-375-3327
melgarejoj@mdpls.org

About the Miami‑Dade Public Library System
A recipient of the 2008 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, The Miami‑Dade Public Library System strives to be a compelling community destination by providing a five‑star customer service experience. With 49 branches and two bookmobiles, the library aims to reach every resident of Miami‑Dade County who has a desire for informational, educational and recreational materials. The library provides access to more than 3.9 million books, movies, audiobooks, and more; 1647 public computers; 120 self‑checkout machines, and Wi‑Fi at every location. The library proudly serves more than seven million visitors that come through its doors annually, and another 4.4 million that access collections and services through its website www.mdpls.org.