Jun 072013

books-300x200_thumb.jpgThe Miami-Dade Public Library System and the Miami Dolphins Foundation are kicking off the 2013 Summer Reading Program this weekend. The program runs June 8 through July 21. And, it’s not just for children.

The celebration begins Saturday, June 8, at the Homestead Branch Library (700 N. Homestead Blvd.), from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m. The kick-off celebration will feature magician Robert Hermens, caricature artist Al-Rod and a visit from the Miami Dolphins’ cheerleaders.

The Summer Reading Program is divided into three categories: Dig into Reading for children 0-12; Beneath the Surface, for teens 13-18; and Groundbreaking Reads, for adults 19 and older.

To earn a ticket for the grand prize drawing, children and teens are encouraged to read two or more hours each week and adults are encouraged to read hours.

Prizes include: Miami Dolphins VIP Training Camp experience, Miami Dolphins VIP Game Day experience and memorabilia (children and teens), LeapPad2 with three games, FAO Schwartz Big Play Theater, Wii U Deluxe Gaming Console, Nintendo 3DX XL with Mario Kart and Miami Seaquarium Dolphin encounter (children); Nikon COOLPIX L810 digital camera, Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 32 GB, iPad mini 16 GB (teens) and a Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 32GB, Keurig B70 Platinum Brewing System and iPad mini 16GB (adults). The grand prize is a $500 Disney gift card, which can be used at any Walt Disney World resort.

The event also includes special summer programs at branch libraries. For more information, call 305-375-BOOK.


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