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Libraries offer free events, films, e-books, workshops, language lessons & equipment

For free, Broward Library offers events, and apps and online resources for downloading films, TV shows, audio-books, e-books, language lessons, and other entertaining, educational & useful features. For kids, teens & adults, exciting & educational electronic devices are free — on loan — from participating local libraries.  Read Broward libraries loan electronic & robotic devices, …

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Paddleboats and other watercraft rentals in Broward parks

Parks in South Florida offer watercraft rentals for folks who adore an excursion on the water. Watercraft for rent include stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, paddleboats & others.  Prior to venturing out, phone first. Some parks require pre-payment for watercraft rentals, and occasionally rentals are not available for other reasons. Broward Parks offering boat rentals include Quiet …

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Half-price games & other deals for recreation venue in West Broward

In The Oasis shopping area at Sawgrass in Sunrise, an indoor arcade and family-friendly recreation venue offers deals & discounts. In The Game deals include $5 off with sign up for e-mail & $10 playcard on your birthday Tuesdays — free mini bowling with meal purchase Tuesdays — free kids meal with purchased entree Wednesdays …

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Kids eat free & other kids’ deals at restaurants in South Florida

Restaurants in South Florida offer  family-friendly deals, including free food for kids. Often, free-kid’s-meal deals require purchase of at least one adult entrée. With these deals, participation at individual restaurants may vary and restrictions and exceptions may apply. Because vendors sometimes switch out their promotions, it’s wise to phone first to be sure the deal is …

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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center: see turtles, boardwalk, trails, aquariums

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a place to enjoy authentic outdoor Florida. You can visit the butterfly garden, the shaded Ashley Trail loop, the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility and the authentic Seminole tiki offering amazing views of the water at sunset. You can also visit recovering patients at the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility and get …

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Miami Children’s Museum offers Florida resident discount

Miami Children’s Museum offers a discount for Florida residents, who can visit for $16. The museum is operating with a contactless e-ticketing system that requires patrons to select a specific play session and make their purchase in advance.  To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also …

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Summer Reading Challenge for students of all ages

The Miami-Dade Public Library System has announced the details of its 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. Set for June 5-Aug. 7, this year’s event features the theme: “Tails and Tales.” The Summer Reading Challenge was established to keep students of all ages reading during the summer months, in an effort to retain and enhance their skills. …

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Can’t make it to library? Check out a Bookmobile or Technobus near you!

Next time you visit a Miami-Dade County park, keep your eyes peeled for the Bookmobile and Technobus. That’s right, Miami-Dade Public Library System is bringing books and technology to you! The program – which is a partnership between Miami-Dade County Parks and Miami-Dade County Library System – aims to make reading, technology and digital media …

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