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Miami-Dade libraries offer free mask giveaway

Planning on returning any library books soon? When you do, be sure to pick up your free mask.

That’s right, aside from being a resource for book borrowing and so much more, all 50 branches in the Miami-Dade County Public Library System will be distributing free masks to anyone in need, while supplies last.

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The initiative is an effort to ensure that Miami-Dade residents are complying with the current county order. As of July 1, masks must be work in all public areas whether indoors or outdoors.

Failure to wear a mask can result in a $100 fine, so take advantage of this free offer and get to your local library before the masks run out! Click here to see all library locations or call 305-375-2665 to find out procedures for picking one up.

Aside from this initiative, the Miami-Dade Library systems has plenty of summer online programming and additional resources. Read about them here:

Online resources

Summer Reading Challenge

Free WiFi at select libraries

WiFi going slow? Maybe it’s down?

Grab your laptop or tablet and head to your local library. Select branches are offering free drive-up WiFi in designated parking spots. Click here for more details. 

Want to buy a Miami-themed mask?

If you’re looking for face coverings that glitter with color, convey a message, or represent a team or city or favorite TV show, there are tons of options out there. We’ve compiled a list of masks so you can display your pride in Miami Heat colors and Miami Beach hotspots and flamingos, flowers and fruit. Prices run the gamut, ranging from about $7 to $20 each. Click here for more details. 

Want to find a Miami-themed Zoom background?

We’re all living and working by Zoom calls nowadays, so why not make the wallpaper/background something beautiful and fun? From marine life and gardens to Miami hotpots or sports teams, there’s certainly an image for any taste. Take a look at what’s available free of charge! Click here for more details. 

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About Josie Gulliksen

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, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine,, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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