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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. To participate, children must read or listen to a book for 30 minutes, then submit an entry ticket to enter a special drawing.

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You’ll need your library card number and password/PIN to sign up and access the online reading and activity log. Don’t have a library card? Sign up for an eCard by clicking here and get immediate access to the library system’s collection.

“All reading counts,” according to the library system, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, comic books and magazines.

There are assorted prize packs for each age group. Prizes include:

  • Butterfly World Special Gift Pass
  • 2 tickets to any HistoryMiami Museum City Tours Walking Tour
  • Miami Marlins autographed memorabilia
  • Miami Marlins gift bag
  • Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science family membership
  • Wendy’s gift card

For more information on the Summer Reading Challenge, call or visit a library location or email

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Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Biscayne Times, Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL.



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