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
The Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami‑Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create. The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 48 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website (www.mdpls.org) and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.