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Summer Reading Challenge for Miami-Dade students of all ages

Reading is fundamental! That's why the Miami-Dade Public Library System is once again hosting its Annual Summer Reading Challenge through Aug. 14, 2023.

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.

Participants have the option to choose which prize drawing they would like their entries to go toward. This year's selection includes:

    • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden One-Day Family Gift Pass
    • Frost Science Museum One-Day Family Guest Pass
    • HistoryMiami Museum Family Membership
    • Miami Children's Museum Family Membership
    • Miami Marlins Clubhouse Tickets and Batting Practice Passes
    • Publix Gift Cards

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 and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. 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 at

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