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On Your Mark, Get Set… Read! The Miami‑Dade Public Library System Kicks Off its 2016 Summer Reading Program

(Miami, FL – June 7, 2016) The Miami‑Dade Public Library System invites you to get into the game this summer – the reading game, that is – by participating in the 2016 Summer Reading Program.

The program runs from June 11 through August 6 at all of our libraries and includes special events, fun activities and the chance to win great prizes.

People of all ages are eligible to participate. Just stop by your local library to register and pick up a Summer Reading Program game board to keep track of the hours you read. Every trip around the board is equivalent to eight hours of reading. You’ll receive one entry ticket for the prize drawings for every hour you read or listen to a book. You may also receive an entry ticket for attending any library event.

To see the official contest rules, download a game board, and get more information about events at your neighborhood library, visit www.mdpls.org.

The Summer Reading Program is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library.

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 50 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.

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