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Summer Reading Challenge 2022

June 4 – August 13


Sign up for the Miami-Dade Public Library System’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for a chance to win great prizes!

Read for fun and prizes this summer! Every 30 minutes you spend reading or listening to a book earns you an entry into a prize drawing at the end of the challenge. The more you read, the greater your chances of winning!  eBooks, eAudiobooks, comic books, magazines, reading to your child – all reading counts. Search the Library’s catalog to find great titles – all you need is a library card. Don't have one? Sign up for an eCard to get immediate access to our online library.

You can earn more chances to win by attending any library program. Every event you attend gets you an additional entry into the drawing. Just make sure to add it to your online reading and activity log.

Everyone who signs up for the Summer Reading Challenge is also eligible to receive two complimentary tickets to select 2022 Miami Marlins games. You will receive the redemption instructions after you sign up.

Avoid the Summer Slide

Children and teens who aren't actively reading or participating in other learning activities during the summer can succumb to the "summer slide," the loss of knowledge and achievement gains made during the school year.

Reading for just 20 minutes a day, listening to books and exploring new types of materials like magazines can help prevent summer learning loss and set kids up for success in the new school year. Best of all, all these materials are available for free with your library card!

Parents and caregivers can also help stem the summer slide by reading themselves, setting a good example for children who tend to read more when they see adults in their lives doing so.

Parents can also help their children stay engaged and continue learning through the MDPLS Homework Help & Tutoring Program. Free tutoring sessions with certified teachers will be available throughout the summer in person at select branches on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. from June 11 through August 13 and online on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. from June 15 through August 10. Tutoring is available in reading, math and science. For more information, visit www.mdpls.org/tutor.

Explore Our Summer Programs & Events!

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Pinecrest Branch
Este es un evento literario que presenta autores hispanos discutiendo sus trabajos recientes, con un enfoque en Nicaragua y los derechos humanos. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la sucursal. Para mayores de 19 años.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pinecrest Branch
The Miami Poets celebrate all things poetic. Bring poems to read, yours or those by favorite poets. Share publishing ideas, contests to enter, and new formats to explore. Get philosophical and discuss what poetry means now and through the ages. Poetry enhances our lives so anything goes so long as poetry is in the equation. For more information, please contact the branch. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Dec 07, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
South Shore Branch
Connect online or in person with other book lovers and enjoy discussions about selected titles. Space is limited for this online and in-person event. Registration is required. For online event, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information and for this month's title, contact (305) 535-4223. Ages 55 yrs.+

Sat, Dec 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pinecrest Branch
Join us for lively discussions centering on Newbery Award-winning and Newbery Honor books. Visit the library to pick up a copy of month's featured title. Registration is required. Ages 6 yrs.+

Mon, Dec 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Dade Regional - Meeting Room A
Join us for our monthly mystery book discussion. The selected book is available for checkout as a hardcover, an ebook or an eaudiobook. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the Talking Books Library at 305-751-8687. Ages 19 yrs.+

Canceled
Tue, Dec 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Golden Glades Branch
Do you have a favorite short story or a story you wrote and would like to read to others? Are you a storyteller that want to share stories with an audience? Join us in person at the library or online via Zoom for a story hour just for adults! Space is limited for this in person and online event. Registration is required. For online participants, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Dec 14, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Coconut Grove Branch
Participe en una grata discusión, compartiendo sus opiniones y sugerencias sobre el título selecto del mes. Este es un programa también en línea. El enlace de Zoom es enviado por correo electrónico. Para más información sobre los títulos que se irán a discutir, contactar al (305) 442-8695. Para mayores de 18 años de edad.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional
Join us online and discuss short stories from "The Art of the Tale" collection edited by Daniel Halpern. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Dec 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shenandoah Branch
Los invitamos al círculo de lectura. El tercer jueves de cada mes nos reuniremos a conversar sobre el libro escogido. Para obtener más información y registrarse, por favor comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-250-4688. Para mayores de 18 años de edad.

Thu, Dec 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
West Kendall Regional
Connect with other Civil War enthusiasts online and listen to Steve Norder discuss his book, "Lincoln Takes Command: The Campaign to Seize Norfolk and the Destruction of the CSS Virginia." Please contact the branch for more information on book titles and guest speakers. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Dec 17, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Northeast Dade-Aventura Branch
Join your peers online for a lively book discussion. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 19 yrs. +

Sat, Dec 17, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Westchester Regional
The Florida Chapter of the North American International Academy of Modern Literature will be providing literary seminars on Spanish culture and heritage, poetry, and much more. For more information, contact (305) 553-1134. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Dec 17, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sunny Isles Beach Branch
Join us for a literary presentation celebrating Russian culture. Presentation will be conducted in Russian. For more information, contact (305) 682-0726. Ages 19 yrs.+

Tue, Dec 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
Pinecrest Branch
Reúnase con nosotros para una discusión del libro Una educación, escrito por Tara Westover. Para mayores de 19 años de edad.

Wed, Dec 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm
West Kendall Regional
Join us for our monthly book discussion. Please contact the branch for this month's book title selection. Copies of the book will be available for checkout. Ages 19 yrs. +

Thu, Dec 29, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional
Join us online and discuss short stories from "The Art of the Tale" collection edited by Daniel Halpern. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Jan 11, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Coconut Grove Branch
Participe en una grata discusión, compartiendo sus opiniones y sugerencias sobre el título selecto del mes. Este es un programa también en línea. El enlace de Zoom es enviado por correo electrónico. Para más información sobre los títulos que se irán a discutir, contactar al (305) 442-8695. Para mayores de 18 años de edad.

Sat, Jan 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pinecrest Branch
Join us for lively discussions centering on Newbery Award-winning and Newbery Honor books. Visit the library to pick up a copy of month's featured title. Registration is required. Ages 6 yrs.+

Sat, Jan 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pinecrest Branch - Meeting Room,Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room
Author Brad Bertelli explores the life of Dr. Henry Perrine and his connection to Indian Key after moving there while recovering from arsenic poisoning. He abandoned the medical profession and pursued a career in horticulture until his life tragically ended during the second escalation of the Seminole War. Join us in person or online via Zoom! Registration is required. For the online event, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 19 yrs.+  

Official Guidelines
  1. All Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) cardholders are eligible to participate. If you don’t have a card, click here to register for an eCard online, which will be emailed to you, or sign up for a physical card at any library location.
  2. Participants may sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge and submit their reading/activity logs online at www.mdpls.org/2022summerreading or visit any MDPLS location for assistance.
  3. Every half hour of reading time earns you one entry into the prize drawing. Reading time should be reported in increments of 30 minutes. Books, eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, reading to a child – all reading counts!
  4. Participants may also submit any library programs attended, whether in person or online, to receive additional entries into the prize drawing (one additional entry per program attended). 
  5. Participants may submit any Homework Help & Tutoring Program session or Adult Learning Academy class attended (one additional entry per session or class attended).
  6. Parents or legal guardians may create a family account and submit a reading/activity log on behalf of their children.
  7. Participants may use the downloadable reading and activity log to keep track of their progress. All reading/activities must be submitted online to earn a prize entry.
  8. Participants may continue to submit and/or update their reading/activity log online from June 4 – August 13, 2022.
  9. All electronic entries received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2022, will be entered in the prize drawing. No entries will be accepted after August 14, 2022.
  10. The prize drawing will be held the week of August 22. Winners will be notified no later than August 29, 2022.
  11. Employees of the Miami-Dade Public Library System are ineligible to participate in the prize drawing.

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